Jochen Holz at Flow Gallery
Glass artist Jochen Holz discusses his solo exhibition Superficies at Flow Gallery. Holz explores the rarely practiced glassblowing technique of lampworking. His work focuses on the materiality of borosilicate glass, using a unique process to produce rich textures and complex shapes. Tea is served in Jochen Holz glassware.
Glass is often seen as a material of ultimate perfection, valued for its highly polished transparency and vibrant colours. Jochen aims to disrupt this perfection and to break down the pristine nature of glass.
Jochen lives and works in East London. His work ranges from functional tableware to one-offs and sculptural neon lighting. He regularly collaborates with other makers and designers, among them a jewellery collaboration with fashion designer Peter Pilotto, furniture maker Tiago Almeida and Silo Studio.
Flow Gallery carefully curates contemporary craft, representing makers working in ceramics, glass, paper, wood, textiles, metal and jewellery. Working in close contact with craftsmen enables us to build strong relationships with the makers. They know the provenance of each object and love the handmade, the unusual and the personal