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Wanganui Glass School students shine

24 November 2011

Wanganui Glass School students shine

The artistic excellence of three Whanganui UCOL glass students has been recognised by the arts sector.

Linda Satchwell is this year’s recipient of the Doyle Glass Acquisition Prize. Linda is a second year student from the Whanganui UCOL Diploma in Glass Design and Production programme.

She receives $1,000 from Doyle and Associates the Accountants in Whanganui, who acquire the winning piece titled The Flow into the Doyle Corporate Collection.

Linda used a closed casting technique, using gaffer casting glass, to create the dramatic work.

This is the seventh year the Doyle Acquisition Prize has been awarded. Matthew Doyle of Doyle and Associates said “I have always admired the work of glass students at Whanganui UCOL and believe what they produce is fantastic. Offering the acquisition prize means that both parties benefit – Doyle and Associates are building a great collection of student glass work, and the students are financially rewarded and professionally recognized for their efforts.”

Wanganui Glass School students also featured in RE:FRACTION, the fifth annual Waikato Sculpture Trust outdoor glass sculpture exhibition, held at the Waitakaruru Arboretum and Sculpture Park near Hamilton.

Matty J Green won the Student Award for his conceptual work 'Look and See'. Matty is in his second year of the Diploma in Glass Design and Production.

Second year Glass School student Samantha Jones’ work Taking Flight was purchased by Sir James Wallace for his private collection.

Wanganui Glass School students have been participating in the annual RE:FRACTION exhibition since 2006, giving them the chance to see their work alongside professionals, and giving visitors and collectors a great opportunity to view the next generation of glass artists.

Glass tutor Lionel Teer says the students’ artworks exceeded his expectations. “They used a diverse range of techniques and very different approaches to concept and design.”


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