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.
An activity that began like part of my work in art-therapy has become along the years a way of living
A path where technique is essential and constantly improved thanks to the best professors. A path which leads me to the creation of pieces of art showing the moment I live and reflecting the constant search of purity of lines, textures and light.
A moment for creation to offer pieces of work standing beautiful by themselves as well as modifying the place where they stand or a person´s outfit.
Johannes von Stumm received his diploma in Fine Art from the Academy in Munich/Germany in 1988. He became a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2003 and was elected President of the Society from 2009 to 2012.He is the President of the Oxford Artist Society, the Chair of Open Studios in West Berkshire and North Hampshire, a member of the 'Deutsche KuenstlerBund'in Berlin, Germany and a founding member of the European organisation Sculpture Network. He has given lectures at Schools, Universities and Colleges and has exhibited his work worldwide.
I studied three dimensional design at Berkshire College of Art & Design and after a career in commercial design returned to my love of kiln formed glass
My interest started with stained glass and has spread into fused. I pride myself on original work and aim for the highest standards.
I take great delight in commission work.
As an artist working in stained glass I aim to create works exploring the dynamic and expressive qualities of light and shade, texture and pattern.
My experience as a conservator has led me to the experimental use of paints and stains that enable me to make allusions to meteorological and geographical phenomena.