Artist

Playing as I do in the sand, forming shapes and filling them with glass, I obviously track my first-most inspirations to Bertil Vallien. He is the consummate master of the sand-cast technique. The first time I saw his work I was struck silent not only by his mastery of the medium but by the quality .....

Playing as I do in the sand, forming shapes and filling them with glass, I obviously track my first-most inspirations to Bertil Vallien. He is the consummate master of the sand-cast technique. The first time I saw his work I was struck silent not only by his mastery of the medium but by the quality of his communication… He spoke to me… He was making Art, capital A… I wanted to do the same.

But learning a technique is one thing, and applying what one has learned is quite another. If I learned technique from Bertil, a whole other cosmos of stars guided what I made in the sand. I love simplicity, I love bold coloration, I love directness, and I saw this in the works of Klee, Hundertwasser, Rothko and a starry sky full of others named and nameless.

Ultimately, I think the inspiration is already in oneself, and actually, anything you see simply reminds one that you have a duty, as an artist, as a human, just to go out and make objects that talk to others.

– Marlene Rose, 2018

Join us!

Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
46th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: Saturday, April 28 at 8pm | Exhibition April 28- June 22