Stephen Bradbourne

The natural environment surrounding us in Aotearoa has long been an underlying influence on my work. The plethora of colours, shapes, textures and patterns that occur naturally inspire and provide endless creative possibilities and starting points.

The other major influence on my work has always been the inclusion or use of traditional Italian decorative techniques.  I became totally obsessed with these techniques in the mid 1990’s as my interest in the history and traditions of glass making really developed and as I started to do some historical research in this area.