Norwegian born Margareth predominantly works with the medium of glass, combining digital production and traditional making processes. She is based at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland where she completed her PhD in water jetting technology and glass in December 2011. Working with the medium for 16 years, her skill-base is broad ranging, in terms of production methods and application.
She has received numerous prizes, awards and scholarships for her artwork and has participated in several international exhibitions and design fairs, such SOFA New York, the British Glass Biennale (UK,) 100% Design, (UK), Designers Block, (UK), Coburger Glass Prize Exhibition, (DE), Design Mart (UK) and unusual places such as the House of Commons, the British Parliament.
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.