Nadania Idriss (Chairperson)
Nadania Idriss is a California transplant, founder of both Berlin Glas e.V. and Berlin Glassworks, and co-founder of the lighting brand ANALOG. Born in Berkeley California, she has a specialisation in medieval art and architecture in the Middle East. Nadania is currently the Vice President of the Glass Art Society.
Clementine Schack von Wittenau (secretary)
Clementine is the former director of the prestigious European Museum of Modern Glass in the Coburg Veste. She has written many important books and articles on contemporary glass, and served as editor in chief of Glashaus Magazine.
Viviane Stroede (treasurer)
Having a background in Journalism, Visual Media and International Politics, Viviane Stroede started working with glass in 2018. She is a glass sculptor whose previous experiences with conflict studies and communication inform her artistic narrative. Viviane is co-owner and Assistant Studio Manager at Berlin Glassworks.
Michael is currently transitioning from teaching at the Rochester Institute of Technology to accepting a position as the Latvian Art Academy’s first Foreign Professor in Riga, Latvia where he will teach a semester each academic year. When in upstate New York he hopes to not only maintain his relationship with RIT, but also work more closely with Corning Museum’s The Studio as well as be active at Alfred University as a Researcher in Residence.
Franziska Springer studied glass design in Austria, and since 1997, she has built her practice in Berlin. She recently completed a degree in architecture, and in 2015, inspired us to start our Fusing Lab and Kiez Fusing programme, for which she is the lead instructor!
Amy is the founding director of The Studio at the world-renown Corning Museum of Glass. She has been on the Berlin Glas Board since May 2016.
Jay is a founding member of Berlin Glas, and has been a constant support and mentor for the studio ever since it was still an idea! He is a professional artist based in Vancouver, Canada, and Manager of Material Exploration at BOCCI.
Jeff is a professional artist based in Eugene, Oregon, USA. He is one of the original founding members of Berlin Glas and helped start the Kids Blow Glas Programme in 2012.