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Plates, Bowls and Vases The process of designing and manufacturing of warm glass items, objects and projects of a good standard requires a lot of time, patience and experience in the field. It includes both warm- and cold working techniques and can, due to the requirements of glass as an art form, be frustrating and disappointing as well as rewarding and fulfilling. Experimenting is essential and can also, more often than not, lead to pleasantly surprising results.
Objets d'art and Themes   The process of designing and manufacturing of warm glass items, objects and projects of a good standard requires a lot of time, patience and experience in the field. It includes both warm- and cold working techniques and can, due to the requirements of glass as an art form, be frustrating and disappointing as well as rewarding and fulfilling. Experimenting is essential and can also, more often than not, lead to pleasantly surprising results.
Leaded Glass Panels and Multiple Fusings The process of designing and manufacturing of warm glass items, objects and projects of a good standard requires a lot of time, patience and experience in the field. It includes both warm- and cold working techniques and can, due to the requirements of glass as an art form, be frustrating and disappointing as well as rewarding and fulfilling. Experimenting is essential and can also, more often than not, lead to pleasantly surprising results.  
Glass Castings The process of designing and manufacturing of warm glass items, objects and projects of a good standard requires a lot of time, patience and experience in the field. It includes both warm- and cold working techniques and can, due to the requirements of glass as an art form, be frustrating and disappointing as well as rewarding and fulfilling. Experimenting is essential and can also, more often than not, lead to pleasantly surprising results.

Welcome to Glass-on-dewerf.co.za


Henk du Plessis

 

 

 

Having followed a chosen career in the economic and financial fields in the hustle and bustle of Pretoria, Henk was lucky enough to retire and for a number of years pursue one of his big passions in life in taking tour groups all over the world as tour leader. After eventually settling down in the tranquil environment of Great Brak River, Pearl of the Garden Route in the Western Cape, he was also finally able to explore his longtime lingering artistic need to express himself in doing projects and in the creation of objets d’art using stained- or leaded glass as primary medium.

Having gone through the processes of studying and understanding the medium and the nuances of the associated technology, a personal style and signature soon immerged as the projects and objects evolved.

His compassion, commitment and love for this life of colour, textures and form however could never be replaced by the understanding of the medium and his hand in perfection dominates the signature of his work. The quality and his personal flare to really bring life to the medium can easily be recognized. This is further underpinned by the inspiration gained by numerous visits to related activities and places all over the world.

Henk's personal motto is, and has always been: "If it is worth doing, it is worth doing it well".

 

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Mission Statement

We endeavor to use and enhance the beauty and wonder of glass to promote the joy and satisfaction it can bring into a sometimes clinical, harsh and dreary world. We strive to utilize the virtually unlimited and fantastic ranges of colours and textures of glass available, to the fullest.

Activities

Commissions, restoration, design and manufacture of lampshades, stained- or leaded glass panels, windows and doors. Glass fusing and slumping.Manufacture of warm glass Objets d'art.Manufacture of warm glass Beads.Tuition in the above disciplines.

Contact Information

Tel: +27 44 620 5248
Fax: +27 44 620 5248
info@glass-on-dewerf.co.za
www.glass-on-dewerf.co.za