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.
Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Heike Brachlow received her BA in 2004 from the University of Wolverhampton, her MA in 2006 and her PhD in 2012 from the Royal College of Art in London. She primarily works as a self-employed artist from her studio at Parndon Mill, and as an educator, teaching glass in London and at various summer schools.
I used to write and illustrate children's books, ten years ago I changed to fusing glass. I wish I had discovered it before! It gives me immense pleasure.