New Artist

Glass Artist Bibi Smit

We are delighted to welcome another strong female artist: Glass artist Bibi Smit. With her work, Bibi explores patterns, rhythms and colors of movement in nature.


''As a child I was always drawing, and from the age of ten onwards, I was really drawn to watercolour. Looking back, I think watercolour has something innate that glass also has: a kind of transparency, immediacy and spontaneity. Hot glass for me seems to be alive, the way that it flows and moves and radiates light, it totally fascinates me. I take photographs of things that interest me, sometimes not knowing why, and it may take five or ten years before a piece develops from a series of photographs or sketches or ideas that I have had''.


The piece needs to have a movement in it. It needs to be alive; it needs to convey a message or a thought or feeling to another person. And glass to Bibi is the perfect material to express movement. It is like wind; you don't see wind, but you see trees moving, waves flowing. Everything is moving, nothing is static. And that is, for Bibi, the essence of life. Life doesn't stand still; it is always moving. 


Her work is included in various private and public collections.



July 27, 2022