Julius Weiland at 'GlassWeekend 2011'
Julius Weiland was born in Lübeck in 1971. From 1995 to 2000 he studied industrial design under Katsuhito Nishikawa and Ann Wolff at the Hamburg Art Academy, attended the Pilchuck Glass School at Stanwood, near Seattle, and completed periods of practical training in Swedish glass factories. He finished his studies in 2001 with a diploma from the Hamburg Academy and then set up as an independent artist in Berlin, establishing a studio in an abandoned factory.Weiland sees himself as a sculptor. Mechanically manufactured glass tubing used for making laboratory appliances forms his raw material, which he cuts by hand and then fuses in fire-resistant molds of his own making. He controls the fusing process by reducing the heat in the furnace, or turning it off altogether, when the... Read more