Story: Crafts and applied arts

Tony Kuepfer bottle exhibition, Objectspace, 2006

Tony Kuepfer bottle exhibition, Objectspace, 2006

American immigrant Tony Kuepfer was a glass-blowing pioneer in New Zealand. He set up a glass-blowing workshop in an old church in Inglewood, Taranaki, in 1974 and worked from there for nearly 15 years. Between 1979 and 1986 he made around 250 long-necked bottles. Stuart Park collected 30 of these and his collection was exhibited at Te Papa, Objectspace and the Dowse between 2004 and 2007.

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft becomes mainstream, 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45314/tony-kuepfer-bottle-exhibition-objectspace-2006 (accessed 15 August 2020)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014