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Creative Matters with Glen Colechin

Glen is a sculptor born and raised in the UK and now living in Napier. His contemporary sculptures are made from recycled materials, off-cuts from native timbers, recycled copper, brass and natural elements like stone and wood.

Being an innovative craftsman fits comfortably with Glen Colechin’s engineering background. With a past career in product design and production engineering, he has a sound foundation with the skills to drive his creative core.

He has recently transitioned to a full-time artist and focuses his creative energy on fulfilling his passion and connecting to his very loyal fan base.

Glen is an awesome guy with a great accent who is very passionate about what he does. We talk about his deep down need to design and create, how found materials inspire him and often form the starting point for his work, how popular his work has become almost overnight and how he endures depression and uses art to help him control it.

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