My name is Ivan Bestari Minar Pradipta, I’m from Yogyakarta city Indonesia, just call me Ivan. I’m starting to work with glass since 2011, just by coincidence because I met with one of the only one oldest scientific glassblower (74 years old) in my town (Pic of our early visit in 2011 [link]
Then I try to search more information about glass art in Indonesia, but what I found is almost nothing. When I try to ask around about it to other senior visual artist, they say the same things, almost none Indonesian artist using glass material as art medium. Actually there is some glass studio in Bali, but it is private studio, they produce glass sculpture etc, but other artist don’t have access to it. In Bali they keep the glass work knowledge for them self, only for commercial purpose. but I met someone recently and they gona make a glass studio for artist in Bali...huray!!!
So I’m start experimenting using flameworking torch that build by the old scientific glassblower (picture, [link]), I try to develop flameworking art by my own & youtube as reference. Then I fall in love with flameworking, but using what we have here, and that is used glass. I can’t have the glass rood here in Indonesia, if I imported it will be too expensive for us here. Used glass material is a real challenge for me, but still I won’t give up, until now I still try how much further I can push this material and my skills to make artwork with all this limitation. Recycled glass flameworking became my style, became my way to express my mind and what I felt, how to transfer my imagination within process of metamorphic from waste into artwork in the burning flame.
Recycled glass flameworking became my style, became my way to express my mind and what I felt, to transfer my imagination within process of metamorphic from waste into artwork in the burning flame.
gallery at glassartist.org [link]
Facebook page [link]
Recycled Glass Flameworking video > Glass Rod Making[link]
Current Residence: Jogja, Indonesia
*update in 12/4/ 2013