Barbara Nanning



Untitled, 2016
Untitled, 2016
Verre églomisé Blowing, hand-formed, cutting, sandblasting, 23,5 KR. Orange gold
16 x 28 x 24 cm
6.3 x 11.02 x 9.45 in

Untitled, 2017
Untitled, 2017
Verre églomisé, Alexandrit glass Blowing, hand-formed, sandblasting, Palladium and 23,5 KR. Orange gold
16 x 29 x 27 cm
6.3 x 11.42 x 10.63 in

Untitled, 2017
Untitled, 2017
Blowing, hand-formed, 23,5 KR. Orange gold
19 x 29 x 26 cm
7.48 x 11.42 x 10.24 in

Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018
Blowing, hand-formed, sandblasting, 23,5 KR orange gold
18 x 27 x 23 cm
7.09 x 10.63 x 9.06 in

Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018
Blowing, hand-formed, sandblasting, Louvre gold
17 x 28 x 24 cm
6.69 x 11.02 x 9.45 in

Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018
Blowing, hand-formed, sandblasting, 23,5 KR orange gold
19 x 26 x 20 cm
7.48 x 10.24 x 7.87 in

Untitled, 2020
Untitled, 2020
Alexandrit glass, blowing, hand-forming, sandblasting, 23.5 KR orange gold
15 x 23 x 20 cm
5.91 x 9.06 x 7.87 in

Untitled, 2019
Untitled, 2019
Blowing, hand-formed, sandblasting, cutting, polishing, gilding 23,5 KR orange gold
21 x 30 x 27 cm
8.27 x 11.81 x 10.63 in

Untitled, 2020
Untitled, 2020
Uranium glass, blowing, hand-forming, sandblasting, 23 KR Louvre gold
17 x 31 x 25 cm
6.69 x 12.2 x 9.84 in

Untitled, 2020
Untitled, 2020
Alexandrit glass, blowing, hand-forming, sandblasting, 23.5 KR orange gold
19 x 30 x 27 cm
7.48 x 11.81 x 10.63 in

Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018
Blowing, hand-formed, sandblasting, cutting, polishing, gilding 23,5 KR orange gold
20 x 32 x 32 cm
7.87 x 12.6 x 12.6 in

Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018
Blowing, hand-formed, cutting, sandblasting
16 x 37 x 20 cm
6.3 x 14.57 x 7.87 in

Untitled, 2019
Untitled, 2019
Blowing, hand-formed, sandblasting, cutting, polishing, gilding 23,5 KR orange gold
19 x 23 x 20 cm
7.48 x 9.06 x 7.87 in




Dutch, born in 1957 in Den Haag
Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Barbara Nanning started working with glass in the early 1990s after beginning her career as a ceramicist. Experimenting with pate de verre, glass blowing, and metal gliding in the Netherlands and Japan, she currently creates her works in a glass workshop in the Czech Republic. Nanning leads with the hand of the glass blower, shapes the hot molten glass, and controls every step of this hazardous production.

With her series of imposing glass vessels, Nanning unfurls a visual vocabulary of plants and fruits encompassing all things lucid and glowing, shining-as-if-wet, frozen and frosted; concealing a delicate and precious inner void. Colour plays an essential role in Nanning’s practice. She combines thick-walled, boldly-coloured glass with delicate metal gilding. Consistently inspired by the vegetal, Nanning plays with textures and reflections of light. Her series of curvaceous and folded forms lay out a variation on shades and shines.