My name is Ronny Boer, I am 57 years old, and live in the Netherlands in a town called Noordwijk. I was born and raised in South Africa. In 2007, I immigrated to the Netherlands.
Here I developed an interest in the arts, and have been trying different art mediums to find something that I really like. I have visited several of the great museums in the Netherlands, the van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum.
I have always been interested in glass as an art medium. I have attended stained glass and tiffany classes. Although I enjoyed working with the glass, I was not convinced that this is what I would like to work with.
After I saw some glass fusion pieces, made by a few well know glass artists, I started gathering information on what the possibilities were for me, to learn the skill of fusing glass in all the different shapes and sizes.
Since then I am addicted to glass fusion.
I use several different types of glass glass powders, frits, stringers, confetti, and glass paint. The glass I use are mostly bullseye. I also extensively use dichroic glass. In most of my works I have a combination of the above.
2 methods of working:
Using the hotpot is convenient, since you use a microwave to fuse the glass. Since it is nearly impossible to control the temperature in the microwave, and due to the size and the shape off the glass, this has a direct effect on the shape and the look of all the work pieces.
But that is what makes each piece unique, not one is the same, each piece comes out of the pot with its own shape and form. Everything is a surprise.
Now with the oven i can create bigger and more spectacular pieces. Plates, lamps and wind chirmes are now easier to make.
I am still learning every time I create a piece, and intent investing in a proper oven to be able to have better control over the fusion process.
I therefore invite you to browse through my portfolio and you will see what some off the results are of all my efforts.
All the items are for sale, and the price ranges from € 10 to €25. This includes a separate necklace.
If you would be interested in learning how to make your own work pieces, feel free to contact me.