Höglund Art Glass

Nelson Region

The Höglunds have had their art glass exhibited internationally and even featured on a jointly issued Swedish and New Zealand postage stamp. Call into their shop to admire the colourful collection and then pop into the next room, which has displays on the process and windows facing onto the furnace and workshop. If you don't fancy weighing down your luggage with a signature vase, the jewellery and penguins make memorable souvenirs.

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