Beauty to Sleep at Inspirit - 1st Mar 2009

Beauty to Sleep at Inspirit Di Tocker's glass hammock 'Beauty Sleep' now has a new home at Inspirit Gallery in Pencarrow Rd, Hamilton. 

As a change from casting, yet still working with glass, Di Tocker originally created the full scale hammock for Re-fraction: Outdoor Glass Sculpture at Waitakaruru Sculpture Park.

'Beauty Sleep' has 12,800 faceted glass beads threaded on tiger-wire and attached to 30mm glass rods at each end. Hence the hammock is just for resting the eyes and not the whole body.

Di says "I awoke in the middle of the night with idea one night, and just couldn't let it go!" The idea was actually more exciting than the reality though, as it took 42 and a half hours just to thread the 12,800 beads. "I am in debt to my Mum who helped me with this project" Di admits.

Photo:  Jenny Scown

Course dates available for 2009 - 1st Mar 2009

Course dates available for 2009 Due to demand, Di Tocker has created space in her hectic glass studio schedule to run 2 Glass Casting Workshops in 2009. 

There will be courses available in August and October. 
Each course is limited to only 8 spaces - so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

On Show in the Garden - 1st Nov 2008

On Show in the Garden Di Tocker is looking forward to mixing with locals from Tauranga this month, as she show cases her glass work at the Garden &Artfest. 

Now living in Hamilton, Di is a full time Glass Artist and Tutor, though she still has strong connections with Tga as she has plenty of friends and family there.  In fact the wonderful garden in Omokoroa where Di is showing her work is owned by her in-law's Terry and Lorraine Tocker, who have generously supported Di in this venture.  Di says "Terry and Larraine have the most fabulous setting for me to show my work amongst the subtropical's - and right on the golf course with water views.  It is bound to be a fun week for the family too!".

Di sell's her glass work through two Hamitlon outlets ArtsPost and Inspirit Gallery and is now thrilled to have her work in Zohar, Mt Maunganui.

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