10 Jul 2009

Designer under pressure from pirates and forgers

8:58 am on 10 July 2009

A Whangarei designer says pirates and forgers are forcing him to constantly come up with new work.

Monty Kirkman runs Maori Boy Glass, which makes giftware with Maori patterns embedded between sheets of glass.

He told Waatea News the appearance of his designs on coffee cups imported from China, shows how easy it is for people with digital cameras to take advantage of what he shows at craft fairs.