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Matthew Hall

Matthew is an Auckland-based artist who creates a range of blown-glass work. He started working with glass from the age of 18. Alongside developing his own work he has also assisted a number of leading New Zealand and international glass artists in the creation of theirs.

Technically focused, Hall has a passion for creating minimal, beautiful glass objects that play with light. His work often aims to explore the parameters of the glass process, playing with density, optic effects and the qualities of colour.

Matt currently makes a range of functional glass pieces inspired by early 20th-century design, including colourful Fulvio bowls. These pieces show the fluid movement of the medium and amuse with optics and a sense of volume.

Equal parts designer and artist, Matt produces utilitarian serve-ware as well as exhibition pieces.

‘I have had the privilege of traveling to Murano and the Czech Republic to visit studios, glass collections and to do a goblet making course. I love making glass because it is a beautiful mix of science and art. It has a very rich history and focuses on the head, the heart, and the hands.’