Glass artist’s stu­dio to open

Whanganui Midweek - - NEWS -

Fran An­der­ton of Fran­tic Glass is hold­ing the of­fi­cial open­ing of her new glass stu­dio this week­end.

From 2pm-5pm over Satur­day and Sun­day, Fran wel­comes visi­tors to see where she will be pro­duc­ing con­tem­po­rary glass.

“This is the cul­mi­na­tion of a new build started in Novem­ber last year. Friends and pub­lic will be able to view new work from the raw state to the fin­ished pieces, and have an op­por­tu­nity to buy di­rect from the maker.

“I com­pleted a Glass De­sign and Pro­duc­tion Diploma at UCOL in 2003 and in 2004 bought a prop­erty near the beach in Castle­cliff. Ini­tially the glass was crafted in the small area at the back of my garage with a cast­ing kiln and min­i­mal machin­ery. The new build­ing, with large bi­fold doors opens out to a shel­tered gar­den area. Half is ded­i­cated to a small gallery and the other half is a cold­work­ing work­shop,” says Fran.

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Fran An­der­ton is open­ing her new stu­dio this week­end.

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