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Blowing recycled glass

Science, skill, art and engineering combine in the hands of glassblowers.

Incorporating the techniques of maestro blowers from around the world, Kitengela Hot Glass’s artisans have developed their own uniquely Kenyan style of working.

Skills absorbed from the talents of the Czech Republic, the UK, Romania, Finland, the U.S.A or the Netherlands are a collaborative process.

The Kenyans teach the visitors how to operate in very basic and difficult conditions with the unforgiving medium of window glass, while picking up tricks & tips from them in exchange.

'Czech thunder'

Glass masters, artists & designers who have contributed to Kitengela Hot Glass include:

Willem Heesen 

Mikko Merikallio 
Gakunju Kaigwa
Tüms Yeshim
Killian Schurman 
Marek Bartko 
Emil Kováč
Mary Collis
Anthony Schafermeyer
Morris Foit

Ondrej Novotny
Constantin Fruzente
Bernard Heesen 
Prina Shah
Josja Schepman 
Jan Sostek
William G. Bell 
Honza Vyskocil
Arnout Visser
Simon Barteling
Christiaan Maas

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