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The Designer

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Artist's statement

My choice of glass as a medium of expression has not come about through careful consideration but lies purely with the intriguing and attractive power of this material. 


Glass is a material that was discovered by coincidence centuries ago and ever since has been used to create innumerable objects, utensils as well as art, of  which millions have survived the test of time. 


Although it is a very breakable and brittle material, artists, designers and industry find more and more applications for the use of glass.  For me glass inspires, seduces, challenges and teaches.


What fascinates me most is the duality of glass. Glass can be used in unlimited ways to fashion and manufacture objects while still maintaining a very fragile nature. 

“Nature”, the essence of all life on this earth, is to me an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creation of glass objects. 


The influence of a glass object, functional as well as plastic, is often so big and can be so enriching… that I always enjoy accepting the challenge.
 

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STUDIES

1995 –2003

ACADEMIE BERCHEM – GLASSCHILDERKUNST –   ARMAND CALDERS EN CHRISTINE VANOPPEN


1997

IKA MECHELEN - EMERGING SHAPES - GLASBLAZEN MET LARS  S.SMEDRUD (N) EN INGE LAUWERS (B)

2002

CENTRO STUDIO VETRO VENETIE CURSUS PÂTE DE VERRE MET SHIN’ICHI EN KIMIAKE HIGUCHI (J)
MOZAÏEK – PATRICK DE JAGER – ANTWERPEN

 

2003-2005

IKA MECHELEN – GLASKUNST

 

2005

HELEN STOKES – EUROPEAN GLASS – MECHELEN - HONEYCOMBE

2006

BILDWERK FRAUENAU – CURSUS GRAVEREN MET JIRI HARCUBA


2006-2009

BEELDHOUWKUNST – ACADEMIE NOORD BRASSCHAAT – RAF THYS


2018

THE PERFECT VESSEL - KARL HARRON (NOORD-IERLAND)


2019

GLASKUNST - ACADEMIE  BERCHEM - CHRISTINE VANOPPEN  EN  LUC  DE  BRUYNE

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EXHIBITIONS

 

​​2000 25 jaar VVG – CC Mortsel 2001 Project 01 – De Studio, Bonheiden.   Aan de stroom buiten-tentoonstelling Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Berchem 2002 Brasschaat – Atelier Mecibah Groepstentoonstelling voor ADFAS - Galerij ArteFalco - Antwerpen, Selectie voor Judith Altman Memorial Judaica Competition  New York XXXVIIième fête de Saint-Martin - Bevekom Groepstentoonstelling Oud Gemeentehuis  - Kapellen 2003 Galerie P’Art – Amsterdam In Vitro – Galerij Papageno - Destelbergen  Stadsbeeld -  Middelheim – Antwerpen (nominatie) Eindejaarsprojecten – H.Metz- Antwerpen Doos – Galerij Arte Falco – Antwerpen Rood  – Groeps tentoonstelling Kappa Rivierenhof Kapellen Diafaan – Groot Begijnhof van St.Amandsberg – Gent 2004 Convent – Begijnhof van Lier  VVG-Groeps tentoonstelling – Kasteel Le Paige - Herentals European Glass – Arboretum Kalmthout Glasroute - Lier “Glas in historisch licht – glashelder genieten” Horn - NL European Glass – Ihamgalerij Antwerpen 2005 “Glas in historisch licht – glashelder genieten” Horn – NLExpo IKA keramiek 40 jaar, glas 20 jaar Cultureel Centrum Mechelen Diafaan II – Groot Begijnhof van St. Amandsberg – Gent Kunst in ’t pand. Interium – Antwerpen 2006 In confrontatie – Zonnebeke Glasroute – Lier  Versierselen der Zinnen – kerk Attenhoven - Stabroek 2007 Diafaan III – Groot Begijnhof van St.-Amandsberg - Gent  Comt in mijnen hof – Riart - Ternat Glasbeurs Leerdam Glasrijk Tubbergen 2008 Glasroute – Lier Lineart 2010 Attenhoven – groeps-tentoonstelling Academie Noord – beeldhouwafdeling 2011 Glasrijk Tubbergen 2014 De Betoverende Tuin - Jodoigne ​2014 Interart Gallery - Heeswijk-Dinther (NL) 2015 De Betoverende Tuin - Jodoigne 2017 La Spirale - Natoye 2020 Arboretum Kalmthout