Untitled (Mirror)


Silvered blown glass
Execution: Richard Price, glassblower, Norbert van den Broek, silvering

40 cm diameter



Tomas Hillebrand finds inspiration for his work in nature, romantic ideas and the aesthetic lifestyle of oriental culture. The artist’s feeling for materials is unique and sensitive. In his creation, he endows the 3,500-year-old European glass-making art with a contemporary soul. He blows glass in the oldest way in the centuries-old Dutch glass workshop. Then sandblasted, mirrored, mixed iron, silvered, lacquered, to create a whole new piece. Although the damage rate is extremely high, after the experience of water and fire, these works of art seem to have transformed into creatures with souls. In 2013, Thomas won the Van Vlissingen Art Award and traveled to Japan to study lacquer painting and oriental art.



Born in 1977
Bachelor, Free Media Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Assistance at Atelier Jan VERSCHOOR (sculptor)

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)
2022, Reborn, Werkspoor International Art Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2017, Elysium – Barbara NANNING & Tomas HILLEBRAND, double Solo, T² International Contemporary Art Center, Chongqing, China
2013, Tomas HILLEBRAND in Japan, Royal Leerdam Factory , Leerdam, the Netherlands

Group Exhibitions (Selected)
2018, Impressionism & and Beyond – A Wonderful Journey, Van Vlissingen Art Foundation, Singer Museum Laren, Laren, the Netherlands

Awards and Grants (Selected)
2013, De Stichting Van Vlissingen Art Foundation