Inge Panneels is a glass artist who designs and makes bespoke architectural or sculptural glass pieces from the IDAGOS glass studio. The majority of work is made to commission and site-specific.
Originally from Belgium, Inge trained at Edinburgh College of Art before establishing IDAGOS in 1998 and has acquired great experience in project management of large and small scale bespoke glass commissions. All work is made in-house using a variety of kiln based techniques (fusing, pate-de-vere, casting) and has excellent contacts with other trades and architectural services, allowing a full 'from-concept-to-completion' service. Inge also enjoys the collaborative process of working with other professionals.
Clients include: NHS - Lloyds TSB - British Telecom - Pizza Express - Dexia Bank - Klara (Radio3 Belgium) - Montpelier Group - Apex Hotels - Festival Inns Scottish Executive - Scottish Amicable - Clackmannanshire Council - Scottish Borders Council - Green Awards as well as many private clients.
In addition to the bespoke commissioned work, Inge Panneels also designs and makes collections of glass pieces for sale through selected galleries and shops (see website). IDAGOS has also designed glass ware for trade (Walco, Belgium) which is then produced for retail.
Inge also makes art installations and sculptural pieces for exhibition in non-commercial venues (Green, Sanctuary, souls, Field of Infinity, Flock).
Her work has been described as having a 'fantastic stillness' (Homes and Interiors Scotland), 'hauntingly beautiful' (Aberdeen Art Gallery), with a 'meditative quality' (Crafts). 'Her work combines high technical ability with a really creative approach. It is what everyone aims for but which is so hard to achieve.' (Glass in Scotland)
Inge's interests are:
Map as Art
Architectural Glass techniques
Kiln Glass techniques
Professional Practice Development for Artists
Recent Projects/Current Work:
Map-i: Mercator Revisited
A solo exhibition of new works exploring the life and works of the cartographer Gerard Mercator at the Mercator Museum in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium by looking at the relationship of the two dimensional map and the three dimensional globe. It is also juxtaposing the 16th century Age of Discovery with a 21st century digital worldview. This exhibition has an accompanying bi-lingual publication Map-i: Mercator Revisited, published by Snoeck, Belgium.
Collaboration with Jeffrey Sarmiento on the design and manufacture of a ground breaking large-scale glass sculpture now housed in the Museum of Liverpool, completed in 2011. The six glass columns of this 210x330x50mm large sculpture are constructed from 17 layers of waterjet cut, printed and fused glass; the first of its kind in the world and made at the National Glass Centre. This project was the winning entry in a national competition and sponsored by Open Culture, Phil and Alexi Redmond and the National Museums of Liverpool.
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