JanHein van Stiphout is a trained sculptor. Born into glass, glass always was and still is ‘his’ material. His concept based work takes the inherent properties of glass such as resilience, flexibility and fragility to the extreme. Nature is regularly a source of inspiration. International exhibitions; work in collection of museums; selected work in New Glass Review; winner of several glass prices.
Born on 3 August 1951 in Sofia and graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts.
At the beginning of his artistic career he chose glass as the main material for creative expression. He is fascinated by the opportunity to use light as a direct component of his work.
At the beginning he works primarily with stained glass, but later extensive plastic form becomes more attractive for the artist. There are a number of projects in interiors as well as numerous exhibitions of stained glass, lamps and decorated mirrors.
Human faces, which excited him throughout his life, became a major theme of his glass sculptures. "Glass has properties that make it close to the quality of the human face. Depending on the light which glass transmits or reflects, it changes in the same way emotions changes the human face "- says about his works Yuri Vasilev.
I study 3DD Art (BA Hons) at UCA Farnham. After studying Fashion & Design, Ceramics, Photography, lampworking and kiln-formed glass, achieving awards and winning NIACE Regional Student of the Year Award (North London) 2012 all these disciplines have led me to have the confidence and ambition to undergo a degree.