Going to the recent conference of NZ Society of Artists in Glass in Whanganui gave me the chance to visit Chronicle Glass and see the work of Katie Brown, and indeed to watch her blowing glass. I bought three of her wonderful Whispers, like those shown in the photo here, from the Wanganui Glass Group website. I bought a group of three red ones - they are stunning.
Katie completed a Diploma in Glass at Wanganui in 1999, and then had the opportunity to work with Josh Simpson in Massachusetts and Neil Wilkin in the UK. With Lyndsay Patterson she is one of the partners at Chronicle Glass, a wonderful open studio in Wanganui where you can see glass making, and indeed try it yourself on one of their introductory courses.