Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kids and Glass

This is my passion - working with the kids. Let them discover the unusual ways of the hot meltig glass. And as you can see, they are burning with enthusiasm.

These pictures are from Art Station Oepfershausen. About 27 years ago, Helmut Wolff, a fresh baked retiree, used nearly all of his saved money to buy a small vacation bungalow and foundet "The Art Station Oepfershausen".
Oepfershausen is a very small village in the middle of nowhere, but this nowhere is one of the most beautifully regions you can imagine - The Rhön.

The first time he was the only intructor in his little kingdom, providing "meditative painting with watercolors". His students were no great artists, rather housewives, retirees and children. It was not his vision to make great art for museums. Helmut Wolff wanted to bring happiness to the people around him and teached his students to follow the ways of their hearts with a paintbrush.

Helmut Wolff died in 2008. His dream is alive. His former students keep "The Art Station Oepfershausen" going and I am proud to be one of them.

Per year, 1500 children, teenager and adults attend 120 courses about drawing, painting, lithography, ceramics, textile design, oil painting, calligraphy, landscape art, wickerwork, wood-carving, felting, glass and many many more...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I need your help

Hello my dear friends, I am back after such a long time without posting my life and my glass projects on this blog, I can only hope you still remember me.

I was very busy creating my art between the days and nights I have to work really hard for my money. All the little critters you know are my dear creations but my dream is, to exceed with these sculptures:

And this is where I need your help. While working nearly every free minute, I have no time to create art such as this and as long as I am forced to sell my creations on markets at less than fair value simply because I am unknown to any galleries I will never have the money to participate in an international art fair of any importance.

If you want to support me, you can help me by backing this project on or with spreading the word about it on twitter, facebook...

Every supporter will recieve a unique and autographed artpiece made by me, especially for you. Maybe this will work. I still have hope.

Thank you all.