In the late winter of 2011 I returned home after spending five years in Sweden. Following my life long dream to blow glass I studied at Wanganui Ucol and in my final year won a glass design scholarship to the University of Kalmar in southern Sweden. I was based in the heart of the Kingdom of Crystal where they have been blowing glass since long before Captain Cook first landed in New Zealand. After the scholarship semester I apprenticed at Pukeberg Glasbruk for two years then undertook post graduate studies at the National Glass School in Orrefors where I taught part time and later took on a full time position. Over the summer holidays I had the priviledge of blowing glass in the historic Orrefors glassworks.
I create my pieces at Mahy Glass Studio in Whangarei and complete all the refining and polishing in my workshop at home in.