Lynden Over – World renowned New Zealand glass artist
Lynden Over is a highly regarded and award-winning New Zealand glass artist.
His style is striking and unusual. His inspiration comes from the distinctive and dramatic New Zealand landscape; its geology and its light. The work itself awakening our senses.
Lynden Over trained at North Tec in Whangarei, New Zealand. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied arts. On the completion of his study he continued to work in glass. Lynden rented a local glass studio where he developed his own original range of collectable art glassware. His extensive training in glassblowing, jewellery making and sculpture brings a unique quality and form to his work.
Lava Glass Studio and Art Glass Gallery in Taupo
In 2002 Lynden moved to Taupo and opened Lava Glass studio and gallery. Here Lynden has had the freedom to extend his production range. He started to work on his range of large glass works, creating some award-winning art glass pieces.
Trailing coloured glass in layers over each piece is Lynden Over’s signature technique. In doing so he creates a rich painterly look where each glass work is totally unique. His pieces are inspired by the spectacular and rugged New Zealand landscape. His works are innovative and highly unique.
Award-winning glass works
Lynden Over has developed an original range of collectable glassware, including a range of bespoke large exhibition pieces. In the past 10 years Lynden has also created many award-winning works. He produced a winning entry in the Norsewear Glass Award. Moreover he received an ‘Excellence in Glass’ award in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Exhibition. Lynden’s creative use of colour was acknowledged in the NZ Society of Glass Exhibition, winning the Colour Award.
Public sculpture and sculpture garden
Lynden Over was commissioned to create a public sculpture for Taupo Town centre. His glass sculpture garden at Lava Glass is one of the must do tourist attractions of the region.