benjamin kikkert

benjamin kikkert




Benjamin Kikkert is an artist and designer working in hot glass and mixed media sculpture.  He is a graduate of the Sheridan College Craft & Design Program and a past president of the Glass Art Association of Canada. He was featured as a competitor on the Netflix series Blown Away and recently received the Carter-Wosk Award for Excellence in Craft and Design. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Ringling School of Art and Design and also the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. His studio, Vancouver Studio Glass, is located on Granville Island in downtown Vancouver, Canada.

artist statement

I use heavily textured hot glass and patinaed materials to explore impressions of landscape, culture and technology through artifact and object. My goal is to convey a history, a sense of simultaneous recognition and discovery within the viewer through incorporating gritty details that are at once familiar and strange. I see glass as a critical material of this process, astounding in nature and possibility.