A non-profit public access hot glass studio in Berlin

*Jay 3We are so excited to welcome artist Jay Macdonell to Berlin!

Originally from Prince Rupert, in northern British Columbia, Canada, he grew up in Vancouver, a city known for its contemporary art scene. He was inspired by the extraordinary work of Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas, and began his studies in a media arts program, thinking he was going to be a filmmaker and photographer. However, a spontaneous invitation to visit a glass studio would throw those plans off track, and he became so gripped with the material that, as they say, the rest is history…

Please come and join us for an evening of really awesome glassblowing on May 2 at 17:30 and meet one of Berlin Glas e.V.´s founding members!

Calling all Australian National University School of Art graduates!

In 2013, Berlin Glas e.V. teamed up with the Glass Workshop of the Australian National University to support three graduates in applying for the Australian Government Endeavor Scholarships. One of the three applicants was successful in receiving support for 2014, and last year, all three of the applicants were successful and will undertake a four-month residency at Berlin Glas e.V. in 2015! The Endeavour Scholarships are about to open again for funding in 2016, and we would like to identify and support three graduates or current post graduates from the Glass Workshop. Click here to find out how to apply!

Berlin Glas e.V. is proud to be a Collaborative Partner for the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015

Throughout the year, we will be planning workshops and activities, public demonstrations and exhibitions that will highlight the relationship between glass and light, so stay tuned for an exciting 2015!

30 March – 03 April 2015 Our youth programme – Kids Blow Glas – had a wonderful workshop with Evin e.V. and this was our first grant-supported workshop! The kids learned to make paperweights, ornaments, and on the last day, they made a collaborative piece together! See pictures on our Facebook page!

19 – 21 June 2015 Berlin Glas e.V. is teaming up with Richard Wheater´s Neon Workshops, offering classes. Neon art is explained with mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching, bending and fusing glass to flame, filling with gas and illuminating with electricity. Participants will get a chance to make their own works or have an idea realized by the instructors. Want to join a workshop? Visit the website or write to booking@berlinglas.org to sign-up!