About Olinda Glass Works

/About Olinda Glass Works
About Olinda Glass Works2018-09-06T08:31:50+00:00

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Designer, Maker, Owner – Olinda Glass Works – Liz Newnham

Olinda Glass Works is located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges – South East of Melbourne.

Art Glass designed and made in The Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne, Australia.

Olinda Glass Works was started by Liz Newnham at the start of 2008. Its name not only represents where Liz’s studio is situated in the beautiful Dandenong ranges, but it is also the name of the suburb on Maui, Hawaii where Liz first fell in love with glass and all of its possibilities. A good friend of hers lives on Maui and has been creating glass works for more than 10 years.

After seeing the artistic potential of working with glass it has been Liz’s dream, once the kids were independently mobile, to devote the majority of her time to creating glass art pieces.

She has worked in several mediums of glass, and Liz has decided to specialise largely in imagery and glass jewellery.

Although having been working as a nurse for more than 35 years and raising 6 children, Liz , married to Max Newnham business writer for The Age, has found the time to continually challenge herself in other areas.These challenges have included gaining certification as a welder, doing a blacksmiths course, attending various glass workshops, learning picture framing, studying complimentary medical therapies including massage and reflexology.

The glass used by Liz at Olinda Glass Works is of the highest quality, Bullseye, which is imported from the USA.

Thank you for visiting Olinda Glass Works.

Olinda Glass Works