Blowing, Uranium glass, hand-formed, cutting, sandblasting

25 x 25 x 18 cm



Her works use special materials and craftsmanship, usually with strong colors. These beautiful and vivid works start from a circle and form a variety of dynamic organic forms, the interior of the glass is full of agility. Her sources of inspiration are diverse, including natural crystals, jellyfish, flowers and microorganisms, as well as cultural influences from around the world, such as Monet’s water lilies. Each layer of glass seems to be painted with shades of color and separated from each other. In 2016, Barbara won the German Art Aurea Craft Art Award, and in 2020 she won the Dutch Artist of the Year Award. Her works are collected by 40 top museums worldwide.

Born in 1957
Ceramic Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Monumental Department, Rijksacademy van Beeldende Kunsten

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)
2020, Barbara Nanning, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, NL
2016, Colored Shadows in Glass, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, NL
2012, Eternal Spring, Design museum Gent, Gent, Belgium
2011, Eternal Spring, Glass Museum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany

Awards and Grants (Selected)
2020, 2nd position of the Artist of the Year in the Netherlands
2016, Prize winner of the 2016 Art Aurea Awards