[Artist - Grinter Glass]
Painted Vase - Gnomus
Keith is a well known New Zealand glass artist. He taught at the Quay School of Arts, UCOL, Whanganui for 3 years, where he completed a BFA in 2007. He was awarded a Masters of Art and Design (First Class) from AUT University in 2010. In 2013 Keith made a move to Whangarei to work alongside one of New Zealand’s founding glass artists, Keith Mahy. Unfortunately Keith Mahy passed away soon after and the offer of the studio became available. The Grinter Glass Studio was opened and in late 2013 Keith started the furnace again. His glass blowing skills are improving and every new shape and technique takes time to master. Currently Keith is focusing on using the shard technique, which Keith Mahy used, to create a unique line of painterly glass art. This technique fits well with his other large scale painted glass work and his fascination with modernist painting.