Gary Nash has been working with hot glass since 1978 and is one of the pioneers of the studio glass movement in New Zealand. He joined Sunbeam Glassworks in Auckland 1981 as a full-time glass artist and acquired ownership of Sunbeam seven years later. Today he continues to operate the studio as Nash Glass, pursuing his own personal exploration of the glass medium.
Gary has developed an international reputation through the strength and quality of his work in the Art-Glass realm. He is an honorary life member and past President of the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass.
Gary also served as a local body politician as deputy chairman of Western Bays Community Board, Auckland 1989-92.
In 2001, he was made an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services to Glass Art.