About the artist

Bart Rentmeester is a Dutch glass artist and currently based in Adelaide where he is involved in a 2-year Associate Program at the JamFactory. During the Associate Program, he aims to further advance his glassblowing skills and personal development to grow as an artist. After running his own glass studio in the Netherlands for the last 10 years, Bart wanted to open new possibilities in his glass art and expand his work experience outside of his hometown. Inspired by his experiences and intensive material investigation, Bart’s current work explores the many different techniques in hot glass and the potential of combining processes to create new possibilities.

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curriculum vitae

Working experience


Feb 2019 – current             JamFactory, Adelaide

                                                  Function: glassblower (associate program)

Jan 2008 – Feb 2019         ’t Ouwe Glasuus, Nieuwdorp

                                                  Function: co-owner, glass artist


Jan 2017 – March 2017       Restauration project

                                                  Artwork by B.J. Cowie



Apr 2014 – Sept 2014        Installation expert

                                                 Complex simplicity art installation by B.J. Cowie


Education and courses

2019-current glassblowing                                      JamFactory associate program (2 year)

2019                glasblowing 14 days                          Masahiro Sasaki ´Japanese kogei'´, Corning U.S.A

2019                color and design 4 days                   David Sequera, Adelaide Australia

2019                coldworking 5 days                           Yusuke Takemura, Adelaide Australia

2019                glassblowing 5 days                          Anu pentinnen, ´Roll up´, Adelaide Australia

2019                glassblowing 5 days                          Nick Mount, ´design and production´, Adelaide Australia

2016                glassblowing 2 days                          John Morran, GentGlas, Gent Belgium

2014                glassblowing 5 days                          B.J. Cowie, Stipglas studio&academy, Tilburg The Netherlands  2013                glassblowing 5 days                          B.J. Cowie, Stipglas studio&academy, Tilburg The Netherlands   2012                glassblowing 5 days                          J. Hanowski, Stipglas studio&academy, Tilburg The Netherlands                                                                    

2000-2004      chef                                               ROC Zeeland, Middelburg   

1996-2000      MAVO                                           Buys Ballot College, Goes         




Aug 2019                                   Sala exhibition, Grace Emily hotel. Adelaide, Australia

May 2018 – Oct 2018           spring exhibition, gallery keramische vormgeving. The Netherlands

March 2018 – Apr 2018        onder de zon, abbey of Middelburg. The Netherlands

Oct 2017 – Nov 2017            Corals, gallery Kunstuus. The Netherlands

June 2016 – July 2016           Atlas, Goes en passant. The Netherlands

Nov 2015 – Dec 2015           oud van nu, gallery Kunstuus. The Netherlands

Nov 2015                                  flowers, Gallery keramische vormgeving. The Netherlands

Scholarships & prices

March 2020                           Parklands art prize Finalist.

Aug 2019                                 JamFactory & Corning museum of glass ´medici collective scholarship´                                                                           14 days Japanese Aesthetics ”Kogei” — The Way of Making Art with Glass M.Sasaki



Feb 2017                                 Artist in residence, ags glass studio. Singapore