We have 3 studios throughout NZ owned by glass artists who are passionate about their work, and the desire to bring both vision as well as individuality to your project:
The group was originally formed in New Zealand after Phill & Sheryl took up the NZ rights in 1990 to the Stained Glass Overlay (SGO) product. Developed in the USA and since bought out by the largest decorative glass company in England, SGO is a licensed product with many glass studios throughout the world creating modern stained glass art.
Phill was joined shortly afterwards by Dave & Debbie at Stained Glass Hamilton Ltd, they both in addition to SGO also create traditional leadlight as well. Phill also creates Sandblast etched glass and sometimes utilising his woodworking skills combines art glass with fine furniture. After 17 years in Auckland Phill & Sheryl moved to a Northland lifestyle block and like Dave & Debbie have their studio located where they reside.
Chris & Gary from Wellington bring both the skill and meticulous eye of the metalwork engineer in Gary combined with Chrissie’s artistic talent. Artrix Glass specialises in sandblast etched glass as well as SGO, but with their creative talents lend their skills to many disciplines within the creative arts world.
The group also closely aligns themselves to the Australian network of Glass studios using SGO. Between the two countries they host get togethers where new and interesting processes are examined, a fair amount of inter country jousting takes place and a continuing review of the quality of each countries wine is undertaken. A unique aspect of this has been the forming of some very long lasting friendships, especially as for most of the group their studios are as much about a way of life as an occupation.