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Curriculum Vitae
PERSONAL DETAILS
Glenn Auker
Østerbrogade 56B 5 t h. DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø. Denmark
Contact:+ 45 35 43 20 07 + 45 51 90 14 31, glenn@glastek.dk, www.glastek.dk
 
RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS
Glassmaker Apprenticeship
3 year apprenticeship under glass-designer Ronald Stennet-Wilson Kings Lynn England
Pilchuck Glass School
USA 1994, Horishi Yamino, Surface decoration
 
KEY STRENGHTS
35 years experience in the glass industry as a glassmaker, glass design development and teaching glassmaking skills and techniques
Focused on achieving a high quality of work
Attention to detail
Calm under under times of pressure
A very good motivator
My general happy nature contributes to make a positive working and teaching enviroment
 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2009 Guest teacher and master class. University of Kalmar, School of Design and Communication, Nybro, Sweden
2009

'Legends in Glass' workshop, Participating glassmaker, 2-4. November, Pukeberg, Nybro, Sweden

Participating artists: Oiva Toika, Signe Persson-Mellin, Kenneth Williamsson

2009 Pecha-kucka. PKN Kalmar 18. November på Konstmuseet/Byttan, Kalmar, Sweden
2005-to date Position: Director of GlasTek, Glass Design Development - own company - offering glass design development, out-sourcing of glass designs, glass consultancy, teaching of glassmaking and production techniques to glass factories. Production of unique commissions and limited addition pieces
Nov. 2002-2004 Position: Glassmaker-Teacher Høglunds Art Glass Ltd, PO Box 3339 Nelson 7001 New Zealand
Master glassmaker, implimenting glassmaker training programme
Glass workshops, Team building workshops
June 1996-Sept 2002 Position: Master Glassmaker. Holmegaards Glassworks Fensmark Denmark. Design Development Team 1996-2002
Production of design models-prototypes Daily contact with the Holmegaard designers
Co-ordinating moulds, tools etc, which would later be used in production. Production of unique pieces, limited editions, exhibition pieces and commissions. Working with designers who have little or no experience with glass as an artistic material
1986-1996 Position: Master Glassmaker
Master of an 8 man team. Responsible for production and co-ordination of the team
1981-1986 Position: Master Glassmaker.
Dartington Glass Kings Lynn Norfolk England
1972-1981 Position: Glassmaker
Wedgwood Glass Kings Lynn Norfolk England
1968-1971 Apprentice Glassmaker
Kings Lynn Glass Kings Lynn Norfolk England
 
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
1992 The `Royal Silver´ glass service. Design development and production of the glass service designed by Anja Kjær, which was presented to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark and his Royal Highness Prince Henrik on the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary
1995 Hotshop Ebeltoft Glass Museum Denmark
1995 Summer Glass Studio ´De Houten Hut` Leerdam The Netherlands Team Master - wine glass workshop
1999 Global Art Glass Triennial workshop. Orrefors Sweden
Team Master Production of unique pieces for invited glass designers from around the world
2000 ´Workshop 2000` 175 years Jubilee Holmegaard Glassworks Fensmark Denmark
Co-organizer and master glassmaker for the week long workshop which featured swedish and danish glassmakers working together with 9 glass students and invited glass designers from Scandinavia
2002 Glass Art Society 32nd Annual Conference Amsterdam The Netherlands
Demonstration team from Holmegaard Glassworks Denmark
2004 Bronze Casting Workshop Bronze casting diploma under New Zealand bronze casting artist Grant Palliser Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Nelson New Zealand
2005 Global Art Glass Triennial Workshop, Orrefors, Sweden Team Master
Producing unique pieces for invited glass designers from around the world
2008 Guest teacher and masterclass. University of Kalmar, School of Design and Communication, Nybro, Sweden
 
GENERAL INTERESTS
Whilst living in Denmark I have been involved with local amateur theatre and youth music group, as a member of the scenery construction team, producing, painting and decorating the various sets required.
I also enjoy a varied range of music, trekking, yoga, running, cinema, good food and wine, cooking and theatre, especially opera and ballet.