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JanHein van Stiphout is a trained sculptor. Born into glass, glass always was and still is ‘his’ material. His concept based work takes the inherent properties of glass such as resilience, flexibility and fragility to the extreme. Nature is regularly a source of inspiration. International exhibitions; work in collection of museums; selected work in New Glass Review; winner of several glass prices.
I study 3DD Art (BA Hons) at UCA Farnham. Previously I studied Fashion & Design, Ceramics, Photography, lampworking and fused glass. I was awarded NIACE Regional Student of the Year Award (North London) 2012. All these disciplines have led me to have the confidence and ambition to undergo a degree.
After graduating in 2008 - B A (Hons) in Art & Design, I later that year started learning about fusing and slumping glass. I keep up with new techniques in order to keep my designs up to date with trends. This April I decide to take my love for glass and do it full time as a business. I have a website www.robinnoel.co.uk
My work is informed by autoethnographic experiences in technology and the natural environment, sometimes interpreted in mixed media sculpture or in narrative form, written and fired onto the glass. I like to use recycled and scrap material and combine glass with other materials such as wire, ceramic and found objects.
An activity that began like part of my work in art-therapy has become along the years a way of living
A path where technique is essential and constantly improved thanks to the best professors. A path which leads me to the creation of pieces of art showing the moment I live and reflecting the constant search of purity of lines, textures and light.
A moment for creation to offer pieces of work standing beautiful by themselves as well as modifying the place where they stand or a person´s outfit.
Johannes von Stumm received his diploma in Fine Art from the Academy in Munich/Germany in 1988. He became a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2003 and was elected President of the Society from 2009 to 2012.He is the President of the Oxford Artist Society, the Chair of Open Studios in West Berkshire and North Hampshire, a member of the 'Deutsche KuenstlerBund'in Berlin, Germany and a founding member of the European organisation Sculpture Network. He has given lectures at Schools, Universities and Colleges and has exhibited his work worldwide.