Annette's main inspiration is the glass itself, and its many different facets - reflection, transparency, shadow, opalescence, depth, colour. Its mobility when hot - its fragility when cold. Please look at the website www.glasstastik.co.uk, she employs most of the glass processes and has created a few ranges to provide a signature.
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 in 2009.He is a member of the Oxford Artist Society, 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.