With his partner, Christine Robb, Lynden founded Lava Glass in Taupo over 20 years ago. In the decades since, he’s developed his craft through endless experimentation, seizing upon “little sparks” of originality and pushing them into techniques not seen elsewhere.
“To me, one of the main attributes of glass is that you can see through it or you can see into it,” says Lynden. “Making something thin only gives it one dimension. If you make something thick, you can have layers of texture and pattern vanishing into the piece, giving it depth.”