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Broken liquid: A look at Ben Young's ethereal ocean-influenced glass designs

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Broken liquid: A look at Ben Young's ethereal ocean-influenced glass designs

Due to spending most a lot of his spare time on the ocean in either a boat or on a surfboard, Bay of Plenty born-and-raised, self-taught sculptor Ben Young's glass formations are visibly and inextricably tied to his love of the sea. His solo exhibition, 'Little Worlds', is running at Black Door Gallery in Auckland for one more week.

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Shona Lyon sold her successful businesses and left the corporate world behind and pursue a career in the creative arts by becoming a bronze sculptor at 44-years-old. When no one in New Zealand could teach her the art form, she journeyed further abroad to be privately taught by Martine Vaugel, a master sculptor in France. Here, she writes a letter to her younger self about this career pivot – but also emphasises it's never too late to pursue a creative passion.