Taking inspiration from the shapes and forms of nature, Rebecca Heap produces recognisable forms in glass.
Her latest range of 'urchins' are available in a range of colours and sizes.
The use of glass, a solid yet light-reflecting medium contrasts with the natural form of the 'urchin' and encourages the viewer to touch or at least poke these small wonders to check if they are jelly-like or solid.
The 'urchins' work well singularly or clustered in a group.
Each glass 'urchin' comes packaged in a stainless steel tin.
Tiny: 32mm dia
Extra Small: 37mm dia
Small: 44mm dia
Medium: 50mm dia
Large: 56mm dia
Over the last decade, Rebecca Heap's glass adventures have taken her just about as far away from her Auckland home as possible.
Initially studying glass at the Whanganui School of Glass under fellow Quirky Fox artist David Traub, Rebecca won a scholarship to study Glass Design for a semester at Kalmar University Sweden in 2006. Rebecca stayed in Sweden for five years and learnt from some of the best glassblowers in the world; she had the privilege of a traditional apprenticeship followed by postgraduate study at the Orrefors Glass School and later employment there.
Now having returned to her roots, Rebecca combines the influences from living in our young island nation with the skills and traditions she acquired during her time in Scandinavia; a place where they have been blowing glass since long before the Europeans first arrived in New Zealand.
Rebecca is one of just a handful of fulltime female glassblowers in New Zealand and her near-perfect symmetrical works have won her recognition here and abroad.
Postage within NZ: Within New Zealand all items over $150 are couriered free of charge. Orders under $150 incur a $7.50 courier charge. We aim to send out orders received the same day (within business hours) for delivery within 2-3 days of your order.
International Postage: We are happy to send items worldwide, simply email us the product you are interested in and we will give you a quote within 24 hours - we prefer to do this over calculating the postage at the checkout as it ensures you get the most accurate price.
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