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Kathy Shaw

The front cover illustration for this book is one of many striking examples of stained glass work by the artist Kathy Shaw.

The Flood, stained glass panel by Kathy Shaw, 1990, was made for the 150th anniversary of the Tiriti o Waitangi/ Treaty of Waitangi, and exhibited in the UK at the New Zealand High Commission.

Kathy Shaw designs and makes stained glass panels for architecture, interiors and as autonomous art pieces. She employs a variety of techniques — painting, printing, etching, sandblasting and plating (layering of glass) — on both coloured and float glass, using figurative, abstract and decorative themes based on original ideas and designs. Some of Kathy’s work has focused on her connection with Aotearoa/New Zealand through her Maori ancestry, and she is especially interested in creating innovative works in the context of community, culture, environment and education.