John Penman in Te Papa’s permanent collection

I’m very happy to say that  Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand in Wellington, has acquired this work of mine ‘Hue Mahoe.’ It is now part of the Māori collection.

Dear Friends, what better time of year is there, with the autumn sunshine and the crisp cool air, to seek new horizons? While I was working away at my studio I thought, isn’t it about time someone shared some of the secrets and wonders of working with molten glass. So I decided I’d hold a series of workshops at my studio here in Grafton Auckland. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to blow glass, well now’s your chance to see for yourself. It’s hot, it’s a whole lot of fun and it’s, well, if you get the bug there’s no turning back! Enter at your own risk. Kia ora John Penman Glass Studio 12 Claremont Street, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand/Aotearoa, phone 64 9 3099609, mobile 021 2160013.