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.
I study 3DD Art (BA Hons) at UCA Farnham. Previously I studied Fashion & Design, Ceramics, Photography, lampworking and fused glass. I was awarded 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.
After graduating in 2008 - B A (Hons) in Art & Design, I later that year started learning about fusing and slumping glass. I keep up with new techniques in order to keep my designs up to date with trends. This April I decide to take my love for glass and do it full time as a business. I have a website www.robinnoel.co.uk
My work is informed by autoethnographic experiences in technology and the natural environment, sometimes interpreted in mixed media sculpture or in narrative form, written and fired onto the glass. I like to use recycled and scrap material and combine glass with other materials such as wire, ceramic and found objects.