The Teachers

Incorporating the techniques of master designers and glassblowers from around the world, Kitengela Hot Glass’s artisans have developed their own uniquely Kenyan style of working.

“Whether the teachers are from Italy, America, the Czech Republic or the Netherlands, it’s really a collaboration,” explains Anselm. “They learn from us how to operate in very basic and difficult conditions, while we pick up tricks and tips from them.”

Glass masters who’ve come to demonstrate their art at Kitengela include:

Willem Heesen                                            
Mikko Merikallio
Anthony Schafermeyer
Killian Schurman
Marek Bartko
Emil Kovac
William G. Bell
Bernard Heesen
Josja Schepman
Jan Sostek
Constantin Fruzente
Honza Vyskocil

And designers:

Arnout Visser
Simon Barteling
Tums Yeshim