What made you settle in Denmark?
After working for leading glass studios Møhl&Drivsholm and Backhaus&Brown, I was Artist in Residence at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Design, I was offered a working position as gaffer at Holmegaard Works, a new museum and knowledge centre for glass. It was also love which made me settle in Denmark.
What is your invented technique?
Through a new approach of folding glass, the opaque coloured lines float in transparent glass without touching each other. The clear glass reveals lines that appear and disappear within its depth, creating a sense of surface and a three-dimensional graphical pattern.
© Jonas Noël Niedermann
How is your work bridging tradition with the future?
I’ve expanded upon ancient techniques to create a new approach in which graphical patterns are made by hand folding glass in multiple layers, like emulating the work of a 3D printer using glass to link history, technology, craftsmanship and start a conversation between tradition and the future.
What is the story behind Modular Shapes?
The inspiration for this work derives from transparency, light, depths, and colour gradations. This work is made through several labour steps of blowing, coldworking, sculpting and assembling glass. Changing constantly the gentle interaction between translucence and colour transitions.