Zuz  –  Katrijn Schatteman

° 26 june 1983 – Belgium

I have been studying glass since 2001. Gradually I realized that learning glassblowing has a great value for me: the love for it and the act of creating. Learning and mastering this craft gives me a solid foundation to create, to grasp the non-physical, the craft as a language for the soul. Practicing, making and creating is the closest I have come to my soul path so far. It feels as an unforced process.
Currently I am on a colorful path, a search for fascinating color combinations of opaque and especially transparent glass. I utilize these to create a beautiful composition. Here too I notice the more knowledge and skill, the looser and calmer it becomes to create a powerful piece. The skill of the craft is satisfying and an eternal process.
When the blown piece is done it is not the end stage, it is just part of the journey continuing…



Summer 2014
The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass
Hot Sculpting course with Martin Janecky
(made possible with the support of ‘Boël-Sofina Grant 2014’ from ‘Koning Boudewijnstichting’)

Corning, New York, USA

Summer 2011
Penland School of crafts, Hot Sculpting with Jasen Johnsen & Karen Willenbrinck-Johnsen

North Carolina, USA

Summer 2007
Pilchuck, Funcadelic Hyena Holliday- sandcasting and glassblowing with Hank Murta Adams

Washington, USA

2005 – 2007
Master of Arts, the Sandberg instituut connected to the Gerrit Rietveld academie, glassdesign

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Master of Plastic Arts
3D Design
Option glassart
University of Science and Art
Departement Plastic Arts

Ghent, Belgium

Working experience

September 2019 – present
(& 2009 – 2013)
Teacher Ika-glassdepartmentMechelen, Belgium
November – December 2008
Assistant glass-studio “Indigo”Sarpsborg, Norway
Sculpting commissions Koen Vanmechelen
Gent Glas
Ghent, Belgium
August 2016
Glassculpting commision “AWAKENER/LIFEBANK”
for Koen Vanmechelen
Expo Glassfever @ DortYart
Dordrecht, The Netherlands


April 2008 – July 2008
Artist in residence – Creative Glass Center of America
at Wheaton Arts
New Jersey, USA
Spring 2019
50 Years Rietveld Glass – 1 day residence ‘Vrij Glas’
Zaandam, The Netherlands

Expo (selection)

  • From Juli 2016 – …  “The Latem Gallery”  –  Lochristi, Belgium
  • 2012  –  Leerdam & Asperen, The Netherlands
  • 2011  –  Lommel, Belgium
  • 2010  –  Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    & Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld, Germany
  • 2009  –  Sint-Amandsberg (Ghent), Belgium
    & Gemeente museum Den Haag , The Nederlands
    & MSK Ghent, Belgium


‘Arnoevoo’, December 2010
2nd price, Fine art, organised by Cultural Service of Bredene

MEC Staf Versluys, Bredene, Belgium