grants issued

Open Call Contemporary use of crafts #2: The WildGlas Factory

Atelier NL

€ 25.796

Atelier NL's proposal for 'The WildGlas Factory' concerns an elaboration of an existing collaboration with master glass blower Gert Bullée and the Nationaal Glasmuseum Leerdam. They are examining how local and 'wild' sand can be used to produce glass, whereas standardised glass production only uses processed sand. The research is aimed at qualities, properties and possible applications. At the same time, the usual production process can be made more sustainable by working with local raw materials and natural fluxes, and by using lower melting temperatures. This does require very strong craftsmanship skills.