Mike Crawford: I am a Napier based artist, working primarily in cast glass. In 2001 I completed a Bachelor of Design (Sculpture Major) at the Unitec School of Design in Auckland. I developed an interest in glass following this, receiving my training in glass craft through working as a technician to renowned New Zealand glass artist Ann Robinson. Since 2009 I have been in the Hawkes Bay and have established my own studio practice.
My work is informed by a wide variety of sources and subjects. I am interested in the history and traditions of craft and decorative art, and in particular how these practices connect to my personal history as a New Zealander of European and Maori (Ngati Raukawa) ancestry.
For more information about my work see my blog www.mikecrawfordglass.blogspot.com, or for enquiries please feel free to contact either Masterworks Gallery in Auckland www.masterworksgallery.co.nz, or Milford Galleries www.milfordgalleries.co.nz