Learn about lampworking

Lampwork artist making a glass bead on a blowtorch.

At Wearing Glass we make a unique range of contemporary glass jewellery and giftware using the time-honoured technique of lampworking.

Lampworking is an ancient and magical process with a chemistry that boarders on alchemy. All of our glass is melted, blown and shaped on a blowtorch before being placed in a kiln to cool overnight. Every morning we open our kiln to glorious colour, then craft the glass into exquisite jewellery and giftware. 

You can learn more about making glass beads by visiting the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.

We are members of our professional body, the New Zealand Society of Glass Artists.

Learn more about our lampworking journey