Adrie Arendsman
Désirée Groot Koerkamp
Tieneke Van Monfort
Diego Semprun Nicolas
Dick Van Wijck
Jan Willem Van Zijst
Sunny Van Zijst
Antoon Van Wijk
Nori Rhodes
Patula Berm
Sabine Lintzen
Elizabeth Swinnburne
Richard Price
Hanneke Fokkelman


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Patula Berm

1987- 1988: Fashion academy Vogue, Amsterdam
1988- 1991: Theatre Design, Art Academy, Utrecht
1991- 1993: Theatre performances
1993: First dress of glass
1995-now: Started at glassstudio Van Tetterode Amsterdam to make dresses of glass

Coindress, cruiseship de Amsterdam,1999
Multilayered dress of glass, Pasta e Basta,2000
Fused dress of glass, spanish pepperdress, musselcutlerydress, Townhall Amsterdam North,2001
Commission: two dresses of glass for cruiseship Queen Mary 2, 2003

Teaching a workshop in Pilchuck, summersession 2003
The last years, I have been busy primarly with making sculptures from glass, often in combination with other materials such as coins, flatware, Spanish pepers, hair etc. The idea of making a dress from glass was born of the fact that I often swim and then I see how the water forms a sort of second skin around a body form, a moment in time of this, a sort of frozen image which I wanted to creat in reality.
I work mostly by association and intuitavely, as an example the idea to oxydise coins and combine them with glass is an association of a sunken treasure chest underwater which in combination with the human form seems to be rising from the deep. I always try to make thinks having a certain tension by suggesting movement.


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