Studio Glass

January 12 - February 23, 2014

Tina Aufiero
Angelo Barovier
Bas van Beek
Jan Broekstra
Andries Copier
Jaime Hayon
Richard Hutten
Alessandro Mendini
Maria Roosen
Arnout Visser

Studio glass is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three-dimensional artworks. The glass objects created are intended to make a sculptural or decorative statement.
Through the years glass as a decorative and functional medium, was extensively developed. Glass from Murano, in the Venetian Lagoon, is the result of hundreds of years of refinement and invention. Murano is still held as the birthplace of modern glass art.
During the early 20th-century, contemporary glass art had mostly been glass made by teams of factory workers, taking glass from furnaces containing a thousand or more pounds of glass. This form of glass art, of which Tiffany and Steuben in the U.S.A., Gallé in France and Hoya Crystal in Japan, Royal Leerdam Crystal in the Netherlands and Orrefors and Kosta Boda in Sweden are perhaps the best known, grew out of the factory system in which all glass objects were hand or mold blown.
Modern glass studios use a great variety of techniques in creating glass artworks, including working glass at room temperature cold working, stained glass, working glass in a torch flame (lampworking), glass beadmaking, glass casting, glass fusing, and, most notably, glass blowing.
In the Studio Glass exhibition you find glass art made in the Czech Republic, made in Murano, Italy and made in Leerdam, the Netherlands, all by with designers like Andries Copier, Alessandro Mendini, Maria Roosen, Jaime Hayon and Richard Hutten