Summer Show

View the Exhibition Catalogue Online

The New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG) is proud to present the ‘Summer Show’.
The exhibition showcases a diverse range of art glass works; highlighting the creative endeavours of our society.
We hope that you enjoy the presentation of new works created by 38 New Zealand based artists from within our organisation. This exhibition is designed to provide a platform for emerging and established artists, and to delight and educate the broader community.The ‘Summer Show’ has something for everyone and all works are available for sale through New Zealand Glassworks. We are certain you will be mesmerised by the presentation and more than tempted to start or add to your art glass collection.




Members Exhibition Entry Deadline soon


Dear NZSAG Members,

This years members show is getting closer! It will be held in Whanganui at New Zealand Glassworks from the 1st of December 2017 to the 31st of January 2018. This is a great opportunity for you all to showcase your work and to exhibit in a new glass dedicated gallery in NZ!

For exhibition guidelines and entry form download here:    

NZSAG_MembersExhibition2017 PDF   

NZSAG_MembersExhibition2017 word document

Please send your entry forms to Briarlee,

Happy making!






* MARVER FOR SALE 1000 x 600 mm. Height 676 mm. Hardly used. $700.00 incl. GST

* UNIMIN SILICA POWDER 350 FINE 25 kg bags $37.00 a bag incl GST

* COVINGTON’S BRAND HORIZONTAL LAP 16 INCHES $1,850.00 incl. GST. Used only once.

For more information call Nejat on 021 661244

Industrial size glass fusing kiln


Industrial size glass fusing kiln for sale; lease or joint venture

Top hat design, wheel mounted gantry, Bentrup controller and twin tables ( work on one while the other is firing ).
Internal working area 1.7 m x 2.9 m x approx 0.3m high. Max. Temp 850 C. 
Built by Wilber Tec of Australia, similar to ones used by Ozone glass.
Open to offers to purchase out-right, lease or joint venture with someone willing to undertake the day to day operation.
Located in Tauranga.
Bulk quantities of Bullseye fusible and float compatible Youghiogheny also on hand.
Phone Stuart 0272765567 or email for further details.

NZSAG Members Show 2017

Dear NZSAG Members,

We are excited to announce this years members show will be held in Whanganui at New Zealand Glassworks from the 1st of December 2017 to the 31st of January 2018. This is a great opportunity for you all to showcase your work and to exhibit in a new glass dedicated gallery in NZ! For exhibition guidelines and entry form please download from this link

Please send your entry forms to Briarlee,

Happy making!


Book Sale!

To celebrate our 100th digital newsletter we are selling out the New Zealand Glass Art book $26.50 inc delivery. If you don’t have a copy-you need this book! If you already have it, grab a back up or gift to a friend! This is your last chance to purchase and stocks are limited. The order form is here, email to Steph now to get this great offer!

Glassblowing Plant and Equipment FOR SALE


Glassblowing Plant and Equipment for sale:

all together or individually.


Complete Hot-shop equipment ready to hook up and run, with lots of back-up spares.

  • Stadelman Electric 300 lb (136 kg) Totally refurbished furnace….refractory, back-up insulation, New Moly elements, spare Watlow computer SLR, and Manual, instructions and back up parts. $35,000 (new $52,000).
  • Large G/H, 18” 460mm, $3,000. Blower and 2 x spares.
  • Small G/H, 12” 310mm, Pine Ridge Ribbon only 1.5 yrs use)$4,000. ( incl. Foot-operated pneumatic door opener).
  • Annealer $8,000.
  • Pipe warmer, incl. $1,000.
  • 2 x Pipe rotator, incl.pipe cooler $1,000.
  • Colour pick-up oven, $1,000.
  • 2 x Blower’s bench, incl. foot operated auto-blower $5,000.
  • Colour extraction safety booth $1000.
  • 2 x Oxy/Propane torch (knock of table and blowers bench) $3,000.
  • Mauver $1,000
  • Gas Train $3,000
  • Flat-bed grinder 120# $1,000
  • Horizontal 400 and 600 diamond vertical polishers $1,000
  • Expanding drum polisher $800.
  • Sugar-acid bath, 3 spares 50L drums acid and raw-materials for acid $800.
  • 1 Ton Spectrum 96 Nuggets $1500.
  • Colour Rods 93Kg @ $20/kg $1800.
  • Colour Frit 65kg @20/kg $1,300.
  • Variety large optic molds $600.
  • Hand-tools extensive variety, pipes, punties, blocks, gloves, mits, etc .
  • Sundry items spare kiln elements, yokes, shelving units, Respirator hood with motorised ext.hip filter.
  • Electronic scales 0-5kg, $500.


TOTAL: $74,600 negotiable if quick sale.

My preference is to sell the lot, the price is based on conservative valuation.

Phone Ron for more details and photos (0064) 274 681594 or email



New Committee




They are:

  • Carmen Simmonds – President (
  • Stephanie Benge – Treasurer (
  • Lisa Mak – Secretary (
  • Briarlee Rees – Newsletter Editor (
  • Scott Redding – Exhibition and Catalogue Co-ordinator 
  • Philip Stokes – Committee Member
  • Fran Anderton – Committee Member
  • Mark Schafer – Website (
  • Sofia Athineou – Facebook Admin
  • John and Frances Hanson – Easter Show Convenors


We are grateful that Mark Schafer will continue to update members’ portfolios on the NZSAG website, so please email any new images through to him, and Sofia Athineou has offered to stay in charge of our Facebook page.


The new committee is looking forward to an exciting, positive two years and would like to thank all those who have volunteered their time and effort on previous committees.