Lyndsay Patterson

Lyndsay Patterson

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Lyndsay Patterson

“I am fascinated by glass, its rich traditions, its endless possibilities and the challenge working with hot glass always presents.”
— Lyndsay Patterson
Handblown Glass

Handblown Glass

Lyndsay is by no means old, but he is an old master at blowing glass. He has been around for a while, as he started so young. This refined, yet gentle and gentile way of working with this unpredictable material is tangible, stunning and so timeless. His temprament can be seen in each piece, beautifully combining a multitude of techniques to present us with one masterpiece after the other. As well as the ever popular Riverstones, a Whangarei signature piece. ARTFORM.

Currently in the Gallery:


Handblown organic shapes by Lyndsay Patterson

These little beauties and their natural earth-like tones are all too easy to take home and make welcome at your place. Bringing the magical Whanganui River to you….to touch and hold and dream away.

variety of sizes, none larger than 25cm in w & d


Lyndsay Patterson graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wanganui Polytechnic.

Lyndsay is a highly regarded maker of contemporary NZ glass and has exhibited widely both in New Zealand and internationally. His work is held in public and private collections including Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and The New Dowse. He has twice been a finalist in the Australian based Ranamok Glass Prize and has been a recipient of the prestigious Thomas Glass Award by the New Dowse. More recently Lyndsay has been engaged with the production glassware for “The Hobbit” trilogy of movies. “Making glassware for these movies has been such a fantastic opportunity for me to explore a number of new areas of glass production. The large volume and wide variety of glassware required for these movies has challenged me as a maker and certainly enhanced my current practice”. Lyndsay was co-owner of the iconic Chronicle Glass Studio and Gallery situated in the historic “Old Town” precinct of Whanganui which was then sold to Whanganui City Council. He now blows occassionally at the studio, and works his pieces in a gallery space across the road…..stunning pieces, as can be seen on our glass & sculpture page.

Lyndsay is well a known maker of contemporary NZ glass and is represented by galleries in each of the main centers of New Zealand. He also has representation in Australia and Hong Kong. His work is held in public and private collections including Te Papa Tongarewa and The Dowse. He has twice been a finalist in the prestigious Ranamok Glass Prize, an Australian-based glass competition.

He is a recent past President of the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG). In this capacity, Lyndsay represented New Zealand glass artists in Denmark at the opening of Southern Exposure a Survey of New Zealand Glass in 2004.