At the start of the year our students joined a workshop at The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbruk in Sweden, located in the heart of the 'Kingdom of Crystal' Småland. The workshop ‘Glass(s)elf’, was an explorational week program with students and professionals from different design schools in the Netherlands. The focus during this week was to experiment with glass in collaboration with the hot and cold workshop masters and assistants. They have been exploring the magic and history of glass through making, lectures, dialogues and field trips in the dreamy winter landscapes of Småland. Hosted by Marcel van Kan and Cathelijne Engelkes from Oasis & Lagoon.
At the start of the academic year, Product Design students worked and visited Royal Glass Museum Leerdam with glass artists Arnout Visser and Ed van Dijk. Glass is a very specific medium that can be applied in various ways. Together they built an outdoor ‘Roman times’ glass kiln in the garden of the MMKA museum in Arnhem. Burning wood and glass, students explored Roman craft techniques for glass moulding.