Celebrating Glass | SS 2018

Glass: Oscar winning film by Bert Haanstra (NL) 1958

4/6. Semester BA
For 7-12 students also open for MA ‚Anpassungsstudium‘
(max. 7 students for Meisenthal (Fr) and London / max. 5 extra for Berlin Glass and part 3)

Prof. Ineke Hans
LB / workshop: Jochen Holz
LB / visiting tutor: Mathias Hahn

Student assistant:
Anna Koppmann

Included talks:
• Jochen Holz
• Mathias Hahn
prof. Mark Braun (HBK Saar)
prof. Rony Plesl (UPRUM)

• Berlin Glas
• London: studio Jochen Holz + gallery & glass visits and meetings, a.o: V&A Glass Galleries & Vessel
• workshop week in Meisenthal
• Czech Republik: Nový Bor (glasstudio’s) and Prague (Designblok 18 + UPRUM glass studio

Merlin Everding
Martin Fenske
Ayosha Kortlang
Anna Koppmann
Julian Preindl
Yannik Rohlof
Daniel Tratter


During this semester we will discover and celebrate glass in all its aspects: from glassblowing and lampworking to disforming glass.

The project will start with some material introducties and visits. Based on these discoveries you will design and make glass objects that celebrate: that evoke happines, that jubilate, that commemorate special moments, honor peculiar uses, specific functions, or just revel the experiment.

Along the way we will meet up and exchange with students and professors of HBK Saarbrücken and Prague for talks and workshops and present the results of our the communal workshop at Designblok 2018 in Prague to celebrate Designblok’s 20th anniversary.

PART 1 prologue
(23 April – 1 May)
• 24 April 10.00: Berlin Glas workshop intro glassblowing
• 30 April-1 May: excursion to London including:
– workshop lampworking (borosilicate) at Studio Jochen Holz
– gallery & glass visits and meetings (Riya Patel, curator at Aram Gallery / Reino Liefkens, head curator of glass & ceramics V&A Museum / Angel Monzoon, director of Vessel Gallery)

PART 2 pre-Meisenthal (2 May – 1 June)
• preparing for workshop with HBK Saar
• tutorials with Mathias Hahn
• 28 May -1 June: joint workshop at Meisenthal (France) with students from Saarbrücken & prof. Mark Braun

PART 3 post-Meisenthal (4 June – 22 July)
• elaborations on Meisenthal projects
• experimenting with other glas techniques with Mathias Hahn
• 12 June: talk Mathias Hahn in Design Transfer
• 17-22 July: presentation of projects at Design Transfer Berlin

PART 4 epilogue (24 – 29 October)
• trip to Prague including:
– visit to Czech glass workshops (Nový Bor)
– presentation of Meisenthal projects at Designblok 18
– visit to Glassstudio at UPRUM/AAAD (Academy of Arts Architecture & Design) and meet & greet with prof. Rony Plesl and his students