Grinter Glass

Keith runs the Grinter Glass studio in Whangarei. His blown glass works are exhibited widely throughout New Zealand.

"My focus is on using the shard technique, which Keith Mahy used, to create a unique line of painterly glass art."

Keith runs the Grinter Glass studio in Whangarei, where his focus is on developing his glass blowing skills, particularly the shard pick-up technique. He works in a range of media including painted and blown glass, painting and sculpture. His paintings on canvas and glass are often based on blind contour drawings made while walking. The concept of drawing while walking was developed for his Master's degree as a means to investigate the everyday.

My glass blowing skills are improving but every new shape and technique is a challenge that takes a while to master. My focus is on using the shard technique, which Keith Mahy used, to create a unique line of painterly glass art. I find this technique fits well with my other large scale painted glass work and my fascination with modernist painting.

"My focus is on using the shard technique, which Keith Mahy used, to create a unique line of painterly glass art."

Keith runs the Grinter Glass studio in Whangarei, where his focus is on developing his glass blowing skills, particularly the shard pick-up technique. He works in a range of media including painted and blown glass, painting and sculpture. His paintings on canvas and glass are often based on blind contour drawings made while walking. The concept of drawing while walking was developed for his Master's degree as a means to investigate the everyday.

My glass blowing skills are improving but every new shape and technique is a challenge that takes a while to master. My focus is on using the shard technique, which Keith Mahy used, to create a unique line of painterly glass art. I find this technique fits well with my other large scale painted glass work and my fascination with modernist painting.