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Evelyn Dunstan


evelyn dunstan

Coming from an arts background, Evelyn found her niche with lost-wax kiln casting in 2003, and has since explored the qualities of locally made crystal from Gaffer Coloured Glass. Modifying materials, techniques and methods, has allowed her to cast fine detail and control colour placement, taking advantage of the creative freedom for conceptual vision and innovation that the lost wax process encourages.

A passion for her surrounding environment with a strong focus on ecological concerns influence a methodology throughout the work and making process, with the challenge of what is physically possible working solo in the small glass casting studio.

Using a language that speaks of our connections, visualised through the characteristics of flora and fauna, her focus continues to be in developing the ideas that also encompass researching methods and experimenting with techniques further.

Her work is displayed in exhibitions, public and private collections around the world and she passes on her unique approach to the lost-wax process teaching in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Turkey and Italy.




Graphic Arts
  1. Waikato Polytechnic (1979) WINTEC, Hamilton, NZ
  1. Talisman, Peter Collis (1981), Penrose HS (1983/85/89), Onehunga HS (1984), Glendowie College (1988)


  1. Shared Inspirations - Melbourne, Australia
  1. Trace - Nathan Homestead, Manukau, Auckland, NZ
  2. Cast Glass - Orexart Gallery, Auckland, NZ
  1. Orexart Gallery, Auckland, NZ
  1. Pathways - Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
  1. Glass Forest - Remuera Gallery, Auckland, NZ


  1. Glass For The New Millennium. Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection - Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, USA
  2. New Zealand Glassworks - Te Whare Tūhua O Te Ao, Whanganui, NZ
  3. Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, With Richard Wood Portraits & Photography - Napier, NZ
  4. KIGA - Kirra Illuminated Glass Award, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, AustraliaSelected finalist, (Highly Commended)
  1. 2014 Hsinchu International Glass Art Festival (10th Biennale) - Hsinchu Glass Museum, Taiwan
  1. Auckland Art Fair 2013, represented by Orexart - The Cloud, Queens Wharf, Quay St, Auckland, NZ


Selected Awards
  1. 2016 Selected finalist, (Highly Commended) KIGA - Kirra Illuminated Glass Award, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
  2. 2015 Selected (Finalist) Estuary Artworks - Uxbridge, Auckland, NZ
  3. 2014 Overall First Prize Image & Object - NZSAG Biennial Conference Members Exhibition
  4. 2014 Warm Glass UK Finalist
  5. 2012 Spark and Flame: 50 years of Art Glass, USA
  1. Ranamok Glass Prize Winners
  2. National Gallery of Australia, ACT, Australia
  3. Hsinchu City Glass Museum, Taiwan
  4. Kaplan/Ostergaard Glass Collection
  5. Palm Springs Art Museum, CA, USA
  6. Seven Bridges Art Foundation, Greenwich, USA
  7. Pitchersky/Morrison Collection, CA, USA
  8. Harvety Glass Collection, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  9. Andy and Deirdre Plummer, Australia
  10. The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey
  11. Sir Elton John (4)

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