New Glass Works 2017 - 25th Jul 2017

I am working on some new waxes which will form a new glass series. My small figures once again feature, this time as....


These works are about mindfully travelling, exploring, being curious and being in the moment.

The Navigators will make their first public appearance at...

VISIT an exhibtion of new works by THE PAINTER AND THE GLASSMAKER
at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin in October 2017

Open Studio Evening - 12th Dec 2016

Open Studio Evening
Monday 19 December, 6pm to 8.30pm
11 Charles Edwards St

If you are from out of town, take the opportunity to shop online.

The online shop will close 10.30pm Monday 19 December.


Carol Milne Workshop Images - 1st Dec 2016

Images from the Carol Milne Masterclasses held at Dicastglass Studio in October 2016.

New Zealand Tourism Industry Awards on the go - 23rd Sep 2016

I have been working on these for 4 months now. - 13 awards for the NZTIA

From the TIA website;
From hot pools to hobbits and hotels, the finalists in the 2016 New Zealand Tourism Awards are a shining example of why this industry is enjoying record growth.

The 28 finalists will compete for awards in two individual categories and eight business categories, says Chris Roberts, Chief Executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa which runs the annual awards programme.

“New Zealand’s tourism industry is enjoying rampant growth – it’s the country’s most valuable export industry and in total generates $30 billion in annual visitor spend.

“These prestigious awards celebrate the industry’s success and recognise the individuals and businesses doing an outstanding job, generating economic wealth and supporting jobs in communities throughout the country.”

Mr Roberts says the finalists showcase the industry’s diversity.

“They come from Paihia to Queenstown, range from big corporates to small, locally-based businesses and cover the many sectors that make up this exciting industry – from ski fields to campervan rentals to a tour company specialising in Chinese independent travellers.

“We have several finalists who have been in business for decades and others who have established themselves as industry leaders in a matter of years.”

The awards will be presented on the 30th of September at the Langham in Auckland. Until then I can only show you the will follow after the ceremony of the awards complete with etched writing.

Artists at Soul Gallery this Saturday - last time - 22nd Mar 2016

Painter, Jennie De Groot and Glassmaker, Di Tocker will be in store for the last time at Soul Gallery on Easter Saturday, 11 am to 2pm.

The artists have enjoyed informal contact with visiting public over the exhibtion. Many have taken the opportunity to chat with Di and Jennie and discover more about their respective approach and process to their art-making.

Di and Jennie have enjoyed the opportunity to talk about their art out of the studio. They both love to share about what they do and what drives them.

Soul Gallery
300 Barton St, Hamilton
11am - 2pm Saturday 26 March

The Painter and the Glassmaker Exhibition launches in Hamilton, New Zealand - 8th Mar 2016

Installation of 31 paintings and 33 pieces of glass were installed over 2 days at Soul Gallery, Hamilton. The installation was a great team effort. Di Tocker and Jennie de Groot would especially like to thank Emily Rumney (Exhibition Director), Paul Southworth (Videomaker) and Soul Gallery owner, Lisa Voigt.  

The combination of Di Tocker's cast glass pieces alongside Jennie de Groot's painterly, abstracted landscapes make a complementary pairing.

The Exhibition had approximately 150 people attend on the opening night. The show will continue at Soul Gallery until the 31st March where Jennie and Di invite you to meet them instore at Soul Gallery 11am - 2pm on Saturdays throughout the exhibition.

Soul Gallery
300 Barton Street
Tel. 07 834 2120

Video of Installation and Opening Night

New Glass at Hamilton Exhibtion - 24th Feb 2016

New glass artwork from Di Tocker will be at upcoming exhibtion

The Painter and the Glassmaker

Soul Gallery, 300 Barton St, Hamilton
Opening - 5-7pm Thursday 3rd March
Exhibition - 3rd to 31st March

Exhibition - The Painter and the Glassmaker - 9th Feb 2016

Exhibition - The Painter and the Glassmaker Following the success of the 2015 exhibition at David Lloyd Gallery, Jennie de Groot and I will join forces again this March to present The Painter and the Glassmaker at Soul Gallery, Hamilton.

The combination of my cast glass pieces alongside Jennie’s painterly, abstracted landscapes make a complementary pairing.

In my collection of ‘moments’, figures set upon suitcases may be travelling to new places, waiting patiently for a companion or perhaps have been left behind. The figures are universal, in that they are not bound by specific identities - their form is simplified to a representation of humanity to more directly convey broader ideas about relationships, memory and connection.

Jennie shares this idea of not giving too much away, describing her new paintings as “walking a line between suggestion and representation - there is more ambiguity than before.” Enjoying the tension between realism and expression, Jennie’s recent works are an exciting evolution in her practice.

We will post regular updates leading up to the exhibition on our facebook page.

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