Crystal Chain Gang
We call ourselves the Crystal Chain Gang because we work with a transformative and beautiful material known as lead crystal and because our approach to glassmaking so often requires damn hard graft.
For more than a decade, we have been making objects, we hope, will make onlookers feel, think and appreciate the world in a different way.
Our critics say our work is part art, part design and part craft. We say itís simply our imaginative take on the world. Itís our goal to make objects that are at the same time exotic and local, that speak of today and times past and that take you on a journey by reinventing what you expect to see and experience through the medium of glass.
Weíve won awards and fellowships for our work. We have had our work selected for major glass exhibitions at home and overseas. Youíll find Crystal Chain Gang in the Ebeltoft Museum in Denmark, the Museum of Glass in the United States and in New Zealandís own Te Papa Tongarewa. Weíre proud to have work in these places and itís our ambition to showcase what we do further afield and to keep growing the Crystal Chain Gangís body of work. But itís hunkering down and collaborating from home base, HQ, here in Martinborough with our son Willie doing his thing somewhere on our rural Wairarapa property thatís really our thing. First and foremost, above all else, itís the work of making crystal treasures, jewels and truly unique objects we love.
Welcome aboard Ė we hope you enjoy the ride.