THE GLASS HEAP CHALLENGE
18-26 October 2014
International Masterclasses 2014
We at Glass Heap Challenge are looking for participants to take part in the event at
NRE-terrein, gebouw 3
NL-5613 CM Eindhoven
The idea of the Glass Heap Challenge, as conceived of by Matt Durran, is to challenge the creativity of
artists, designers and glass protagonists to find and demonstrate unique, creative and inspiring works
which show ways to utilize stockpiled waste glass. This not only brings a greater level of awareness to
the potential of upcycling fglass but also provokes discussion on how to make better use of waste
material in general.
The Glass Heap Challenge does not follow an established and elaborate plan, it is simple, inclusive and
embraces the element of uncertainty. No one knows ahead of time what sort of raw materials will be on
hand, often what type of space will be available, what kind of equipment or technical assistance will be
on site, and indeed, as some of the teams are made up of people who have never met each other, who
they will be working with. This uncertainty inspires the participants to meet the Challenge with a much
greater level of energy and excitement than a more structured approach would give.
The resulting finished pieces create a legacy of art works, objects and products to inspire and add value
to future markets.
The Glass Heap Challenge International Masterclasses is part of the program,
How Glass Can Change the World 2014-2015
Open for all artists, designers and architects and students from all disciplines
Participants: the max 28
All participants must have basic craft skills and be over 18.
Workshop in door and out door working places
Participant fee: p.p. 700 Eur
Material will be organized, but we encourage participants to bring his/her own waste glass to
be re and up cycled.
The Glass Heap Challenge is organized during the Dutch Design Week 18-26 October 2014,
From 19th Oct to 24th Oct: working on Challenge 9.00 – 18.00 hours
20th Oct: International Masterclasses The Glass Heap Challenge, 10.00-18.00 hours, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Techniques possible: kiln forming, fusing, slumping, sagging, kiln casting, sand casting, silkscreening,painting, assemblage, glass appliqué, crucible melting
25th Oct: clearing of Beeldenstorm space and layout of exposition indoor and outdoor,
evaluation with Masters
26th Oct: Exposition until 18.00 hours, open for public and Symposium:
- Terms and conditions: See PDF Terms and Conditions Beeldenstorm
- Final date for entries: 31st August 2014 noon to email@example.com
- The Glass Heap Challenge will send you the confirmation when you are selected to participate in The Glass Heap Challenge 2014 on Monday 21st September 2014.
- Payment if selected must be paid by the 15th Spet 2014 to:
o.v.v. “Glass Heap Challenge”
T: +31 (40) 2435076
Bank: NL74 RABO 01 29 25 54 91
By the 31st July Beeldenstorm will confirm individual participant after receiving payment
Founder and Director: Matt Durran
Project Developer: Kate Goldenberg
+ 44 (0)7939242312
Angela van der Burght
Coordinator International Masterclasses The Glass Heap Challenge 2014
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