"New Energy" is not just a title; it's a guiding principle driving our exploration of the limitless possibilities of glass as a medium for artistic expression. Over the course of the symposium, we will delve into the transformative power of glass art, shedding light on groundbreaking techniques, provocative concepts, and visionary perspectives that are reshaping the contemporary art landscape.

A range of renown speakers and makers share their energy with us when we explore the diverse facets of New Energies.


25-26 October 2024

@ the large glass department

Gerrit Rietveld Academie




Featured Speakers:

David Schnuckel – Artist / Associate Professor of Glass at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

Frederik Rombach – Artist and owner at Rombachs Glass, Antwerp, Belgium

Telesilla Bristogianni – Assistant Professor, a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft.


Live Demonstrations by:

Marc Barreda – Artist, glassblower, advisor at Make Eindhoven

Deborah Czeresko – Artist, glassblower and visiting lecturer

Martin Janecky – Artist, glass sculptor and visiting artist

Marek Effmert – Artist, glassblower, main assistant of Martin Janecky


Special Thanks: We are deeply grateful for the generous support of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, whose contribution has made this symposium, and the new furnace possible.


The participation fee:


€10/day for students

€10 for the dinner on 25th

After the registration, you will receive the payment details from us to your email address. 


Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you!