Education : 1979
Gerrit Rietveld Academie / Amsterdam
Cast Glass ; pâte de verre
van Wijk makes his heavy glass objects by himself
in his own studio:
I make a sculpture, first in wax, make a mould around
the wax sculpture, steam the wax out and put the mould
in the oven.
The mould will be filled with glass and colours and
After some weeks of cooling I take glassobject out
and clean the sculpture and finish it.
colourful glassart reminds of a fantasy world, learned
by his trips through Asia.
The combination of animals and human beings makes
his sculptures to caricatures and are very humoristiccollections:
Stedelijk Museum / Zwolle The Netherlands
Glasmuseum / Leerdam
The fantastic glass-sculptures of Antoon van Wijk
have also been presented at International Art Fairs
like in London, Chicago and Strasbourg,