Story: Workshop industries

Glass-blowing workshop, Rotorua

Glass-blowing workshop, Rotorua

Ron van der Vlugt was born in Rotorua, studied glass-blowing in the US and Japan, and then set up the de Flute Studio and Gallery in his home town. There he makes and sells one-off glass bowls, sculptures and other objects. The de Flute Studio is an example of a recent type of workshop industry based on a creative activity.

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de Flute Glass
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Ian Hunter, 'Workshop industries - Workshops in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 January 2022)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010