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Jo Tricker
NZ Glass Artist

 

My glass story started with my first job (way back in the mid eighties!) when I did an apprenticeship in Medical Laboratory Technology. I loved science - especially biology - and way before the industry was mechanised - I got to play with test tubes, petri dishes, glass slides and pipettes - measuring and mixing liquids and chemicals, and spending a lot of time looking down a microscope!
Fast forward through the next 22 years by which time I had done a three year OE, and studied and worked in the other loves of my life - English literature and Design. After arriving at the door of my first Mosaic workshop I was eventually led to a mosaic conference in Hobart, Tasmania. It was here that I heard a presentation by a sculptor who made life sized birds - some with a wing span of 5 metres in length - and each wing was decorated with kilnformed glass feathers!

"Knowing comes from doing."
I was fascinated and hooked - and after nine years my fascination has not ended! Glass encompasses my love of science and art - it is the junction where both loves meet!

I have two apprenticeships in Medical Laboratory Technology, a Degree in English and Linguistics, a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, and a Certificate in Graphic Design. I have completed numerous master classes in kilnforming and flameworking - learning from both local and international glass artists. 

Jo Tricker woven fused glass bowls
Woven Blue Light Fused Glass Bowl
Size: 51cm diameter x 9cm deep ENQUIRE NOW
Jo Tricker nz fused glass bowl
Woven Steel Blue Fused Glass Bowl
Size: 41cm diameter x 4.5cm deep ENQUIRE NOW
Jo Tricker woven fused glass bowls
Cobalt Orange Fused Glass Bowl
Size: 38cm diameter x 6cm deep ENQUIRE NOW

Jo Tricker
NZ Glass Artist

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