My photographic images are important to me as a way of capturing and keeping memories. They are the first tangible material along with the pebbles I collect from the seashore to be used as physical inspiration for my work in glass.
I currently live in the UK, studying at Canterbury Christ Church University. Primarily interested in kiln forming glass, I love to try unconventional methods and materials. I am fascinated with the different qualities of glass and the effect light has upon it. Commissions welcome.
Born in Geneva (Switzerland). Work and live in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland).
Studied in Sion (Switzerland) and Canberra (Australia).
Lately I devlopped stained glass without stained! A glass which suits to contemporary architecture.
"Sensitive transparency" which affects neither the transparency nor the amount of light.
The intention is to give it the power of « conversing » dynamically with its environment, by reacting to daily fluctuations and to individual translocation.
The simple act of creating some relief into that surface shapes the perception. It leads to a variation of the transmission of light, both by remodelling the view through optical effects - when looking from inside into the outside - and by distorting the reflection when looking from outside to the inside.
At night it’s the contrary!
Thierry Bontridder, born in 1956, he studied sculpture in Brussels at the Academy of Fine Arts. He was awarded by the University; Libre de Bruxelles in 1995, by the Egide Rombaux award 2001 of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Belgium, and also by the SPES Foundation in 2002.