Bright Field, Threads & Common Ray, cahier1

Piet Augustijn, Joep Pohlen, dec. 2018
Tekst: Piet Augustijn en Jeannine Hövelings
Fotografie: Henry Peters
Grafische vormgeving: Joep Pohlen / Polka Design
Druk: Drukkerij Walters, Maastricht
Uitgever: Fontana Publishers, Roermond
ISBN: 978-90-75084-24-5

Sabine Lintzen – Living Fields

2014, English
Author: Catharina Brugman
Publisher: Fontana Publishers
ISBN: 978-90-75084-20-7

Marc Mulders – Sabine Lintzen – Oriental Field

2016, Dutch
Author: Esther Darley
Publisher: Galerie Dom ‘Arte

Wer hätte das gedacht!

2016, German
Publisher: Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding

De verbeelding van Maastricht

2015, Dutch
Author: Servé Minis
Publisher: Veldeke foundation Maastricht

De glazen eeuw | The glass age

2006, Dutch | English
Concept: Angela van der Burght
Publisher: VVMG

Floezzz no.1 2006

2006, Dutch
Publisher: VVMG

Siem & friends

2006, Dutch | English
Author: Irenka van den Hout
Publisher: Royal Leerdam

Floezzz no.3 2011

2011, Dutch
Author: Piet Augustijn
Photo: Henri Peters
Publisher: VVMG

Judith Miller, 20th Century Glass – a collector’s guide

2004, English
Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: DK Book

Glasbulletin 15 jaar

2001, Dutch
Author: Gerda Broest
Photo: Richard Willebrands
Publisher: VVMG

Glasbulletin 2003 ‘De technieken van mozaïekglas’

2003, Dutch
Author: Angela van der Burght
Publisher: VVMG

Lexicon Moderne Nederlandse Glaskunst

1993, Dutch
Author : T.M.Eliëns & M.Singelenberg-van der Meer



Galerie Art-Forum, Antwerpen
Collect 2019, Vessel Gallery, London
Meister der Moderne – Modern Masters, Handwerkskammer München
Qade 2019 – Rotterdam, galerie Dom’Arte

Pan and Rai 2018 Amsterdam, galerie Dom’Arte
Biennale of Contemporary Glass, Galerie Mariska Dirkx , Roermond
Galerie Sylvia Vrooyink De Kliuw , Heeze

Collect 2017, Vessel Gallery, London. (cat.)
Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Dom’Arte
Kunst Rai 2017 Amsterdam, galerie Dom’Arte
Tresor Art&Craft , Art Fair Basel , Vessel Gallery London (cat.)

“Oriental Field Marc Mulders & Sabine Lintzen”,
PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Dom’Arte (cat.)
Galerie De Kliuw, Exposition

Realisme Amsterdam, Galerie Dom’Arte
Art Breda, Breda, Galerie Dom’Arte
Kunst Rai Amsterdam, galerie Dom’Arte
Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam
Vessel Gallery, New Spring Arrivals, London (UK), (solo)

Realisme Amsterdam, Galerie Dom’Arte
Glaskunst der Niederlande Glasmuseum Immenhausen (D)
Glasstec, Galerie Mariska Dirkx Düsseldorf, (D)
Meesterlijk, Amsterdam, studioline Van Tetterode Glas Amsterdam

‘Structures & Flow’, Galerie Silberhorn, Starnberg (D)
CCAA Glasgalerie Köln, Cologne (D), (solo)
‘Lichtung’, Galerie Dom Arte, Rucphen (solo)
PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Dom Arte, Rucphen

Glass-Tec2012, Messe Düsseldorf, Galerie Mariska Dirkx

“Neuerwerbungen 2009 & 2010”, Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld -Lette (D)

Glaskunstbeurs Leerdam 2010, Leerdam, beursobject en
solopresentatie (cat.)
“De Salon 2010”, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, (cat.)

“GLASS IS MORE”, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, (cat.)

Galerie Priveekollektie, Heusden aan de Maas / Maastricht
“Glas uit de collectie Dirk Schrijvers”, Design Museum Gent (B)

“The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa”, Kanazawa 2007, (JP), ( cat. )

“High-Tec/Low-Tec”, Galerie LEGIO-KUNST, Tilburg
“De nieuwe garde en jonge gasten”, Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen (cat.)
“Siem en Friends”, Glasvormcentrum Royal Leerdam, Leerdam (cat.)

Glas ’04, Gemeente Museum Roermond (cat.)
ART-Rotterdam, Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam 2005

“Structures”, Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam (solo)

“Jaarobject 2001 Horn, Royal Leerdam Crystal”2002
“Glassmovement NL”, Gemeentearchief, Amsterdam (cat.)

Jaarobject 1998 Institut Cristal Supérieur; Nationaal Glasmuseum Leerdam
“State of the Art”, Art Company, Eindhoven (cat.)
“Antenne Radio Atlantis”, Beeld ’99, Sittard (cat.)

Kunst Rai Amsterdam; De Greef en De Greef, Wassenaar (solo)

Galerie Lambèr, Valkenswaard (solo)
“Coupes bijoux in reconstruction”, Galerie Mariska Dirkx, Roermond (solo)

Kunst Rai, Galerie Amarna, Amsterdam (solo)

Lineart Gent, Galerie Mariska Dirkx, Gent (B)1995

“Verre d’hiver”, Galerie Amarna, Maastricht (solo)

“Heet Glas” Stichting Kunst & Cultuur Limburg, Maastricht


Vessel Gallery
114 Kensington Park Rd, London
Mo – Fri: 10:00 – 18:00h
Sat: 11:00 – 17:00h

Galerie Dom’ Arte
Gerry Broos
Langendijksestraat 3, Rucphen
Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 – 17:00h
Open other days by appointment
Galerie Dom’ Arte

Galerie Mariska Dirkx
Wilhelminasingel 67, Roermond
Open every day by appointment



1956 Herzogenrath – Aken (D)
1977-81 ABKH Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design 3D design, sculpture, ceramics, applied arts and monumental arts
1980 Academy of Fine Arts Berlin, Prof. Lothar Fischer, Berlin
1981-84 Bachelor of Fine Art and Design in Education, Maastricht
Activities  and awards
  • Working at glassfoundery De Oude Horn, Leerdam-Acquoy, with Bernard Heesen, 1991-1998
  • Working at Van Tetterode Glas, Amsterdam, in collaboration with masterglassblower Richard Price, 1998 – present
  • Object of the year 1998, Institut Cristal Supérieur, Royal Leerdam, limited edition
  • “Radio and Antenna”, Novemprijs 1998, Utrecht-Sittard
  • Unica Royal Leerdam Crystal in collaboration with Gert Bullee, 2000 – present
  • “Infinite Moment in Red &Blue”, object of the year 2001, Artfair Horn-Royal Leerdam Crystal, limited edition 2001
  • “Treevases”, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, Provincie Limburg, limited edition, 2001
  • Jurylid Glass Artfair Horn, Limburg, 2004
  • “Longvases”, Art Company, Eindhoven, limited edition, 2003
  • Nomination “The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2007”, (JP). ( cat. )
  • Collaboration with F.van Overschelde at “Het Glazen Huis”, Lommel , (B,) 2009 – present
  • “Threads in Turkish Blue”, 1st Award Waterschap Veluwe, Apeldoorn, 2009
  • “Color-Field”, object of the year 2010,National Glassartfair Leerdam, Leerdam, 2010 (cat.)
  • “Publieksprijs Salon 2010”, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, 2011
  • Founding Richard Price and Sabine Lintzen Millen Glas Studio, Sittard, 2016
Collections and commissions
  • Collection Oce-Van der Grinten, Venlo 1982
  • “Cycle”, ceramic wallobject, Groene Kruis gebouw, Kerkrade, 1983
  • “Zwart-Goud”, wallinstallation, Rabobank, Geleen, 1997
  • Jaarobject Institut Cristal Supérieur, Leerdam, 1998
  • Collection Nationaal Glasmuseum, Leerdam, 1999, 2000
  • Collection Ministerie van Justitie, Den Haag, 1999
  • Collection Schretlen Bank, Waalre, 1999
  • Collection P. Zaugg, (CH), 2000
  • “The Untouchables”, entrancehal Universiteit Maastricht, Juridische Faculteit, 2001
  • Sea of Energy, Cunard Cruiseschip “Queen Mary 2”, 2003
  • Collection, Art Foundation Akzo-Nobel, Arnhem, 2004
  • Collection Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld-Lette, (D)  2004 & 2008
  • “Rotterdam Werkt”, entrancehal Ernst&Young, Rotterdam, 2005
  • Collection Dirk Schrijvers, Design Museum Gent, 2008 & 2012
  • Collection Waterschap Veluwe, award  Kasteel Vaessen, Apeldoorn,  2009
  • Collection Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld-Lette (D)  2010 & 2011
  • Design object of the year 2010  ‘Color-Field’, Glaskunstbeurs Leerdam, Leerdam,  2010
  • Gift for the members of “Provinciale Staten en de Gouverneur” , Provincie Limburg, 2011
  • “From Life into Light”, desig and realisation 11 windows , Urnenhof
    St. Bernadette Kerk, Sittard, 2012
  • Collection Glasmuseum Immenhausen (D) 2014
  • Collection Sir Elton John (UK) 2016
  • Collection Sulvia Vrooyink, 2000-2019

About Sabine Lintzen

Sabine Lintzen studied 3D Design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Applied Arts and Monumental Arts at the Maastricht Academy and the HBK in Berlin. Since 1981 she has had her own studio, and since 1995 she has been working with blown glass. Since 2002 she has been making works in the Van Tetterode Glass Objects In Amsterdam, and sometimes at Royal Leerdam Crystal. When using float glass she works at Fenestra Ateliers in Achel, Belgium, and with the Hein Derix glass studio in Kevelaer, Germany. She also makes works at the Occhi glassblowing studio in Haarlem, where she works with Yvon Trossèl. Recently Lintzen has been working mainly with blown glass.


In a never-ending stream of glass objects, Sabine Lintzen (Aachen, 1956) attempts to structure and organise the world around her by (so to speak) fixating and materialising her thoughts in glass. The past 10 years she has intensively focused on DNA-structures, cell shapes and microorganisms. The Murrini (cell-shaped glass pieces which vary in appearance) are organisms that compose self-organising systems. The choice for Murrini is a reference to the cells that together form the human body. They are melted to the now tactile glass surface and/or embedded between two layers of glass. The first cells were closely associated with life and death, later they represented the complexity of life.

Over the last years, the cell systems, the Murrini and the snow- and ice crystals have culminated in structures of coloured tubes, coloured threads and lace patterns captured between two layers of glass. Lintzen also adopted the grail technique to achieve the desired results. Firstly, this involves moulding the hot glass into an egg shape and cooling it down. Secondly, a pattern is engraved after which the piece is blown and elongated and again coated with a new layer of clear glass. Consequently, the decoration is caught between two layers of glass.

The series Tube Fields consists of large blown shapes of which the skin is covered with glass forms, mainly ring-shaped elements that are made by cutting large glass tubes into smaller slices.

A ring is a beautiful shape: safe and aesthetically pleasing, a simple basic form which symbolises individuality. By arranging the rings by colour and applying them to the sides of the object, contact and a certain commonality are created. They turn into fields of patterns – Tube fields – fused together with the object. The glass becomes a power station, radiating more through the augmentation of the surface.

Sabine Lintzen previously used the technique of melting together loose elements with the glass skin of the object in Threads, the blown bowl-shaped objects with coloured tubes attached to them. ‘Both Threads and Tube Field strongly focus on modular thinking, communication and information, individuality against communality and self-organising systems.’

The past two years she mainly worked on the series Common Ray, the large blown shapes lavishly covered with a facet-like glass skin. All parts are handmade and richly structured regarding colour and shape. The blown glass captures light and colour and the forms interact with the environment. They react to the movement of the spectator. Diverse perspectives continually uncover new connections and colour fields, resulting in a symbiosis between space and design.

– Piet Augustijn
Former curator of contemporary art Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem (NL)
Editor-in-chief GLAS – Magazine about glass art

Read more about Sabine Lintzen in the book ‘Living Fields’ or ‘Bright Field, Threads & Common Ray, cahier1’.
You can order the book or cahier by sending an e-mail to info@sabinelintzen.nl.