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Spotlight on Art Glass

Ola and Marie Höglund have been dedicated to the development of their distinguished art glass works that are held in galleries and private collections around the world for the past 36 years.

After 16 years dividing their time between their world-renowned Nelson studio and glass studio in Australia they have launched the Höglund Art Glass Gallery in Central Otago.

Marie says the new glass gallery, located at their home on the road between Cromwell and Wanaka, also displays paintings, artwork and jewellery which have drawn a steady following with locals and visitors to the region. “Now we are very enthusiastic about the reconstruction of our Australian glassblowing studio that has arrived in a container from the rainforest in tropical North Queensland. The glass furnace, kilns, equipment and glassmaking tools are all packed inside the container and we are looking forward to building the glassblowing studio beside the gallery.”

The Central Otago gallery has an eclectic selection of Marie and Ola’s sought after art glass pieces, paintings and glass jewellery which can be shipped around the world to buyers.

During the winter months the Höglund Art Glass Gallery is open to visitors 10.00am-4.00pm five days per week (closed Tuesday & Wednesday) and is clearly signposted on State Highway 6 between Cromwell and Wanaka, just under an hour’s drive from Queenstown.