Monday, July 23, 2012

Glass Blowing studio visit in Rotorua

My photography friend Sharon Love and I  went for a  short photo shoot on Friday morning to the de Flute Glass Studio and Gallery  in Fairy Springs Road, ( Opposite Skyline Skyrides),   Rotorua.

We were aiming  to get some award winning shots  for the next  Rotorua Camera Club competition on glass.

It was great to go to another artists studio to see Ron  Van der Vlugt doing his demonstration.
It was really theatrical and full of drama.
The studio is lovely and  warm  in winter.

              View into the interior of a large blue bowl.

                                         Ron doing his glass blowing demonstrations.
                                                  Very friendly and very informative

Lovely Christmas balls that would be great gifts for any occasion. 

                                                          A vase looking like
                                                                     a beautuiful
                                                                    Lava Flow
                         Bowl looking like a lake and volcanic eruption

                                                                        Glass balls 1
                                            Glass balls 2
                                                 Edge of a plate ( segment) amazing translucence.

                                                            Interior of a glass ball
                                                                    Romantic Glass hearts
                                                                 View of  Gallery shop 1
                                 View of Gallery  shop 2
I could almost have stayed a whole day,  but I had to get back as  to my studio I am doing a mosaic making demonstration for  television on Monday and I needed to do a big Spring  clean.

I often run mosaic making demonstrations for garden Circle members and clubs from all over New Zealand . I charge  an entry fee and have group concessions. 

Visitors  from out of town and all over the word usually ask me where else they can visit art wise and I  recommend that go to  Ron's studio as well, since it's not too far away and it relates to the sort of work I do with glass mosaics.
So if you are visiting Rotorua and you want to see a classy, glass artist in action visit de Flute Glass and buy a special piece of one off,  hand made glass that is unique to Rotorua.
Here are his details.
  153 Fairy Springs Road
New Zealand
View Map
  0064 7 349 0096

  9.30am - 5pm
de Flute Glass is open to the public
Wednesday - Sunday.
Watch molten glass being transformed into glass art.
You can see his website on

Creativity Quote of the day
Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves.
Adrienne Clarkson

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