Tell us about yourself!
I live and work in Laren, a vivid and green village, in Holland. I study glass art at the glasschool IKA in Mechelen (Belgium). For 8 years, I have worked with glass. I have also worked a lot with textiles in the past.
What draws you to the material you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?
Glass fascinates me; the play with light, transparency and color.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
Themes I often pursue include movement, rhythm, structure and, re-use of 'old' or broken glass.
What is something people don’t know about you?
I am an open book
What is your dream project?
I just finished a larger work called 'dreams'. Large veils made from antique structured 'white' glass. I want to make more work that is comparable. Dreams in dark blue?
If you weren't working in glass, what would you want to be doing?
If I wasn't working with glass, I would want to be a psychotherapist specializing in dream analysis.
What's something about you that most people don't know?
I want to Believe.
Why are you a member of the Glass Art Society?
I am a GAS member because I want to stay in touch with kindred spirits who have a mutual enthusiasm for and are inspired by glass.
To learn more about Hilde de Rooij, see her GAS MEMBER PROFILE PAGE.
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