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Beautiful glass blowing art

Here you can watch as a true artist works with his chosen medium - glass. You can also buy... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Launceston, Australia
Continuing to be a Highlight

No visit to Whangarei is complete without going to Burning Issues. I'm a fan for glass, which is... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
New Zealand
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
8 Quayside, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3108
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Here you can watch as a true artist works with his chosen medium - glass. You can also buy directly from his workspace on an honour system, or through the store that sells his wares as well as other artists. Beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jason_King1969
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

All the artists are so friendly and even when they're concentrating on creating a masterpiece they welcome any questions. Ive never felt pressure to buy

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Didi M
Reviewed 26 July 2018

No visit to Whangarei is complete without going to Burning Issues. I'm a fan for glass, which is here in splendid abundance, but there are ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and more. Highly recommended

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sparky81
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We came to the Town Basin as we were passing through and one of our young teens noticed that the glass blower was working on this Sunday afternoon. Our young teens were entranced. We came away with several purchases.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RowenaB6
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I was blown away with the beautiful pieces on display in this gallery! Amazing glassware that is exquisite, I loved the bronze Pieces. The staff were chatty and helpful. There really is something for everyone, from pricey but beautiful bronze pillar, to a piece of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RaeleneS
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I was fascinated by the glass blowing and bought a long stemmed vase. Takes a lot to get me to buy anything so thats a recommendation in itself!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank beth010
Reviewed 5 March 2018

really exciting pieces, a world of knowledge and great enthusiasm. New things to admire every time you get there. If you like to spend a little extra on something really special, then take your time and and take something home.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 22 February 2018

If you only look at one ‘shop’ in Whangarei make sure it’s this one. It’s location is lovely (down in the picturesque Town Basin) and it has, on display/for sale, a fantastic array of art/ceramics/glass/jewellery/sculptures. And watching the glass blowing in action is often an...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Would recommend a visit as it displays and offers for sale unique pieces of work not available anywhere else. Very attractive and interesting pieces and reasonably priced.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Teammambo
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful glasswork to buy in the shop but highlight is being able to actually see the glassblowers at work crafting pieces and see how it's done. I don't think that happens every day but it may do, would only take a phone call to find...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Judy P
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