Glass Art Association of Canada

Featured Artist

Meet Benjamin Kikkert

Benjamin Kikkert is an artist and designer working in hot glass and mixed media sculpture. He is currently the president of the Glass Art Association of Canada and was recently featured as a competitor on the Netflix series Blown Away. He is a graduate of the Sheridan College Craft & Design Program and a former resident of the Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design Studio. His studio, today known as Vancouver Studio Glass, is on Granville Island in Vancouver BC.

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I am a landscape artist who references environment and history through artifact and object. I use heavily textured hot glass and patinaed materials to explore impressions of place, culture and technology. My goal is to convey an experience to the viewer that affords simultaneous recognition and discovery. I see glass as a critical material in this process, astounding in nature and possibility