Berlin Glas, e.V.´s mission is to share the skill of making art with glass with the public and provide a resource to international artists working with all media. The underlying message that working in collaboration with artists of various cultures doesn’t just broaden someone’s artistic capacity, but actually creates a culture of peace.
Founded in August 2009, Berlin Glas, e.V. is a non-profit association that aims to give international professional artists and students the opportunity to work with hot glass in Berlin.
In Germany, those interested in working with glass can only do so at a very limited number of schools or rent space in factories. Berlin Glass, e.V. plans to offer a dynamic and modernized studio to a wide range of artists, students and eventually the general public at an affordable price. As Berlin is becoming the centre for a contemporary art, a hot glass studio will provide an exchange between artists working with glass and the abundance of talents that are already in practice in the city.
The Board of Directors is: Nadania Idriss (Founder & Studio Director / grant writing), Hanna Sotkiewicz (Secretary), Hans-Martin Lorch (Treasurer), Youssef Khoury (2nd Treasurer)… with Jeff Ballard (USA) + Jay Macdonell (Canada)
"I managed to whisper my first thought (whisper so the demons won't hear): "I know it's impossible. But I know I'll do it." At that instant the towers become my towers. Once on the street, a new thought: Impossible,yes, so let's get to work." - from the documentary Man on a Wire