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Hot Glass Showcase Talent

In a bid to promote local Fijian made products, Hot Glass Fiji founder Alice Hill, is making use of recycled glasses to produce a variety of products. Ms Hill is
27 Nov 2015 08:18
Hot Glass Showcase Talent
Acting CEO Tourism Fiji Truman Bradley (left), Hot Glass Fiji founder Alice Hill with Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya. Photo: Farisha Ahmed.

In a bid to promote local Fijian made products, Hot Glass Fiji founder Alice Hill, is making use of recycled glasses to produce a variety of products.

Ms Hill is promoting her talents and the need to use local products at the 2015 Vodafone and Westpac HOTEC Trade Show.

She is originally from UK and is a glassblower by profession. She has been residing in Fiji for the past 13 years where her ideas became a dream, then a plan and later a reality.

“It’s not just about making artwork, it’s about inspiring people here to learn how to do it,” she said.

“I am at the point where I recognise that Fiji is really craving for something unique and different.

“This is somewhere I believe I can get people’s interest and try and get them involved in the work am in.”

Based in Korotogo, Sigatoka, Ms Hills said: “Tourism is such a major contributor to Fiji’s economy and for me, it is an opportunity to get involved with the tourism industry.

For a unique souvenir of Fiji, Ms Hill offers short glass blowing and sand casting experiences for beginners and longer half day courses.

Ms Hill is currently training locals in the Coral Coast about hot glass making and she has recently done an installation of her products at The Pearl in Pacific Harbour.



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