Nejat kavvas

Nejat Kavvas was born in Mardin in 1947. In 1974 he graduated from the Department of Pharmacy at Marmara University in Istanbul. He is married to a New Zealander and lives in New Zealand with his family.

Since childhood, Kavvas has been fascinated by the history and intrigue of glass. Due to his chemistry background, he invented a revolutionary sandblasting technique, formulated a variety of mirrors, and developed metallic lustre paints for glass industry.

Currently Kavvas continues his work at his own studio in Aucklandā€™s North Shore, which was founded in October 2009. He was among finalists for a Renomok Glass Prize in 2009, and Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D award in 2010.