„Each work of art fetches its own material“ – so simple was the answer of a female student of the Institute for Artistic Ceramics and Glass to the question regarding the status of glass in the art. The Institute for Artistic Ceramics and Glass, a department of the Fachhochschule Koblenz, is rather new and located in Höhr-Grenzhausen.
While visiting the only Institute for Artistic Ceramics and Glass in Rheinland-Pfalz, it becomes obvious that the works of the students are determined by the concept and especially by the medium glass. Everybody experiments with his own idea and its realization using the adequate material. On that the prospective artists are tested by their teachers because the language of the material is the language of the work of art and its intention as regards content. The use of glass in the creative process is just as significant as its association with materials unlike glass.
The students of the glass class demonstrate in their works results and interim results on their personal path to the art. In the course of this unusual, fascinating works of art emerge ranging from installations via sculptures up to blown and moulded glass objects. They all reflect the freedom and openness towards glass as an artistic medium.
The Foundation is pleased to present to you in the new exhibition „Experiment Glas“ works of 11 students and graduates of the Institute for Artistic Ceramics and Glass. The young artists are accompanied by the Instutute Director, professor Ingrid Conrad-Lindig, the Head of the Workshop Glass, Thomas Kruck, and the teacher Jean Paul Raymond.
With this special exhibition the Foundation is once again following its tradition to show glass works of students from technical glass colleges and art colleges.
Petra Sindelar, Experiment II, 2008 – Photo Horst Kolberg
Judith Röder, Faltenwürfe, 2007 – Photo Horst Kolberg
Wladimir Körting, Erinnerung 1, 2006 – Photo AHH
Stanislaw Jan Borowski, Torsi II, 2007 – Photo AHH