How would you define what you do?
I mould a piece without touching it with my hands, but through focus, attention, and blowing. It’s a thrilling experience. Mastering this craft is highly rewarding when you receive the desired result.
What makes this craft special to you?
It requires a lot of planning, attention, concentration, but at the same time, it’s a workout for my body and mind. My favourite part is always the next day discovering what waits for me in the annealer when taking out cooled glass pieces.
©Rasit Rejwan Zerdehan
When was a memorable moment in your career?
Working with glass is always teamwork, and recently I experienced a great creative collaboration with my assistant. It has been so intuitive and easy, which I am so pleased about.
What techniques do you master?
I master many techniques; graal is among one of my favourites. I use cane work, sand casting, hot sculpting, mould blowing, freehand blowing, shape blowing, grinding, sandblasting, engraving, coldworking, and gluing.