TODD SHERIDAN ARTIST is back in the studio in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa

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Ranga Tuhua - Weaving Glass

Ranga Tuhua - Weaving Glass

It has always fascinated me how our tūpuna (ancestors) were able to produce so many functional day to day objects that were aesthetic majestic art pieces. Not only were they masterful designs but they were also embellished with detailed surface designs of the finest calibre.The woven objects like eel nets (hinaki), crayfish pots (taruke) or mats (whāriki) had similar functional aspects like most other indigenous cultures but there were specific ones that were creative masterpieces. As an artist who works in glass, I wanted to see these forms produced in glass but first I needed to know if this was...