Rebecca Heap

Following my life long dream to blow glass I studied at Wanganui Ucol and in my final year won a glass design scholarship to the University of Kalmar in southern Sweden. I was based in the heart of the Kingdom of Crystal where they have been blowing glass since long before Captain Cook first landed in New Zealand. After the scholarship semester I apprenticed at Pukeberg Glasbruk for two years then undertook post graduate studies at the National Glass School in Orrefors where I taught part time and later took on a full time position. Over the summer holidays I had the privilege of blowing glass in the historic Orrefors glassworks.

In the spring of 2011 I returned home after spending five years in Sweden. My pieces are created in the hotshop at Burning Issues Whangarei. I complete all the refining and polishing in my studio in Auckland and take visitors by appointment.

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Contact:

email: ra.heap@xtra.co.nz
website: www.hotglass.co.nz
phone: +64 21 170 2882

Galleries:

Burning Issues
Whangarei
The Poi Room
Auckland
Blackdoor Gallery
Auckland
Moko Artspace
HotwaterBeach
Artpost
Hamilton
ZeaYou
Taupo
Pataka
Porirua
Te Papa
Wellington
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland
Icon Gallery and Sculpture Park
Upper Moutere
Vesta Design Store
Queenstown