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Profile - Hoglund Art Glass

Ola Höglund and Marie Simberg-Höglund settled in New Zealand in 1982, where they have a glassblowing studio in Nelson, the Northern tip of the South Island. Born in Sweden, Ola and Marie trained with Kosta Boda and Orrefors, before three years in Africa on a Swedish Government (SIDA) development project, teaching the art of hand-blown glass techniques in Swaziland.

In 1999 the first Höglund Art Glass Gallery flagship store opened in Auckland and the following year the first Australian Höglund Art Glass Gallery was open at the historic Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. In 2001 the first Höglund Art Glass franchise gallery was established in Melbourne and in 2002, Marie & Ola built their private Australian glassblowing studio. The tropical, open plan studio is situated 30 minutes north of Port Douglas, nestled in the Rainforest in Far North Queensland. Ola & Marie is now dividing their time between New Zealand & Australia.

For the Sunshine Coast Region Art Nuvo Boutique Gallery are exclusive agents for Hoglund Art Glass.