Peter Raos GALLERY
2 Queens Parade
0624 New Zealand
Open: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm
Ph 064 9 445 4278
photo of Peter Raos
by Lia Kent Mackillop.
Peter Raos Glass Gallery is on the waterfront in Devonport, set amongst the cafes, galleries , boutique shops and heritage architecture. A short ferry ride provides a great view of Auckland city with easy access to the gallery, which is just across the road from the Devonport ferry terminal.
Private collectors and visitors enjoy the gallery and a chance to see the finest examples of Peter’s work as well as talk to the artist in person.
Peter has worked as a glass artist in Devonport for over 35 years. His wife Prue and her love of gardening gives Peter direct inspiration for his works of art: the sculptured form of the lily, the pattern of myriad leaves and the changing compositions of flowers as the seasons change. Peter has developed a number of paperweight series in homage to the French Impressionists. He takes the layering effect typical of Monet’s work and adapts it to his own glass, creating Impressionist gardens in glass.
As a master glass artist Peter’s skill has brought him worldwide acclaim. Commissioned by Louis Vuitton to create an America’s Cup keepsake for their international guests, Peter designed a Pacific sea garden limited edition paperweight.
“… The Pacific Collection, alongside all my other art work, is like looking into a microcosm of the natural world and wondering how that life and beauty were created…”
If you are looking for a special gift or memento of your trip, a unique piece of Peter Raos fine art glass will provide a lasting treasure. Local and international shipping as well as gift wrapping are all part of the great service customers enjoy at Peter Raos Gallery.