I learnt to cast glass at a workshop run by Irene Frolic, a renowned Canadian glass artist, in 2000. I subsequently enhanced my skills at workshops with Helen Stokes of Melbourne, Richard Whiteley of Canberra and Kreg Kallenberger of Oklahoma. I had a studio/gallery in downtown Wellington for several years and am now working from my home studio outside Greytown.
My work is influenced by the natural and cultural environment; reflective of places that have affected me and evoked emotional responses that I try to capture in the sculptures.
My latest work is a series of studies of sculptural qualities of recent history. These reflect the pride and artistry of the craftsmen who used them. The qualities of the glass medium expose and elaborate their style, refinement and sculptural qualities.
My works have been exhibited at:
Wairarapa Review VI (Masterton)
Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History (Masterton)
NZ Society of Artists in Glass Conference (Wanganui)
Glass Art Society Conference (Adelaide)
Wine Country Institute (Havelock North)
NZ Academy of Fine Arts (Wellington)
Riversdale Art Exhibition (Southland)
Images are also available on my website at www.billgreenfield.co.nz