Welcome to the New Zealand Glass Society!

Artists are represented in glass practices including: blowing, kiln casting, flame working, fusing, stained glass, pate-de-verre, cold construction and mixed media.

Established in 1980, NZSAG is a non-profit organisation consisting of artists, collectors, interested members of the public and related institutions.

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NZSAG Conference 2016

The speakers for the 2016 NZSAG Conference have been finalised and it promises to be an exciting event. We will also be facilitating a number of informative workshops before and after the Conference.

We encourage non-members who are wanting to receive regular updates and newsletters about the Conference/Workshops to fill in a membership application, which can be found under the title ‘Members’ on this website.

For further enquiries, please email president@nzsag.co.nz

NZSAG Members’ Exhibition 2015

NZSAGmembershipexhibition2015.Carmen Simmonds

The New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass is having its annual exhibition from October 20 to November 15, 2015, at the TSB Wallace Arts Centre in Auckland.

Entry forms MUST be submitted no later than September 25, 2015.

Please see the links below for further information and an entry form:



Pictured Above: Caught #2, by Carmen Simmonds. Image: Tracey Grant Photography.



Winter Art Market


We are very excited to present another wonderful exhibition opportunity for NZSAG members.

The Winter Art Market is being held in conjunction with New Zealand’s largest national food and wine event – the ‘NZ Food Show’ – from July 29 to August 2, 2015.

The Market is located at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland and we are expecting the same large public exposure to our glass exhibition as with the Easter Show. We therefore encourage all members to plan and enter your work for this event as soon as possible.

For entry information, the detailed application form is attached.

The NZSAG Committee is looking forward to showcasing your fantastic glass artwork at this huge event.


Easter Show 2015

The Easter Show is over for another year and the glass exhibition looked amazing. There were 96 entries – 18 more than last year. This event provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the quality and diversity of New Zealand glass and we received a really positive response from the public. Thank you to all the NZSAG members who participated. Here […]

Glass Blowing Scholarships

keith grinter

Do you know someone who wants to study practical art and blowing glass?

Glass Blowing Scholarships are now available from The Learning Connexion, giving you the opportunity to learn the basics of glass blowing in the Grinter Glass studio in Whangarei.

You can apply for a glass blowing scholarship when you apply to study for a Certificate or Diploma of Art and Creativity at The Learning Connexion.

For more details go to http://www.tlc.ac.nz/enrolment/scholarships/ or contact Keith directly on 0272558727.

Applications for the Grinter Glass scholarships are open to both new and returning students who are signing up for study with The Learning Connexion.

Vicki Torr Prize


This year’s Vicki Torr Memorial Prize has been awarded to George Agius for her work Whanau: A Breakfast for Ancestors (pictured above).

The work represents the bringing together of six family members from George’s lineage to have breakfast made by her.

Ausglass has described the work as “a playful, heartfelt and engaging piece. There is so much to look at and enjoy about this work. A well-deserved winner.”

George, who is originally from New Zealand and studied at the Wanganui Glass School, is now a practicing artist at Adelaide’s JamFactory.

Wanganui Masterclass



Transposing Glass
March 29 – April 1, 2015
Wanganui, New Zealand

It’s time to register for Denise Pepper’s Masterclass in Pate De Verre!

There are now just four places remaining.

The workshop will also coincide with Wanganui’s Artist Open Studio event.

For more information, or to register, email claudia@claudiaborella.com

Easter Show Reminder


 Only 5 days left!

It’s now time to organise your entry for the 2015 Royal Easter Show.

All forms need to be received by Saturday, February 28.

Your work should be couriered or hand delivered to the ASB Showgrounds between March 25-28, 2015.

For more information, go to  http://www.eastershow.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Easter-Show-Art-Competition-Schedule.pdf



Kirra Illuminating Glass Award 2015


Above: The KIGA 2014 winner – Raven’s Clutch by Robert Wynne.


Kirra Galleries, in conjunction with Fed Square in Melbourne, has announced the second Kirra Illuminating Glass Award (KIGA).

Both Australian and New Zealand artists are invited to submit entry forms and provide their concepts for internally-lit glass sculptures.

The winning entry will receive A$15,000, and a second prize of A$3,000 will be awarded for the most innovative art work.

Short-listed entries will be exhibited as part of Fed Square’s The Light in Winter 2015.

To obtain more details, please go to www.fedsquare.com/culture/kiga/