The relationship of nature and humankind is essential and intertwined. Their designs carry the merriment and love that stem from her joy of life. The belief that the essence of humankind is love and that we are an inextricable part of nature comes through in their work.
Gamze’s material of preference is glass, she believes it be alive. She breathes life into her designs by using her dexterity and breath. This, she says, is her favorite part of the process. Moments in the workshop, when she senses that the glass works reach out to people and make them happy, are when she finds meaning through glass.
Glass works are realised in three phases. We are all familiar with the translucence of the final solid phase. What we know less about is the hot molten state and the thought process that goes into the design. How does the intended design come to fruition at the end of the blowpipe, how does breath transform the hot magma in flickering flame to a solid transparent object? It is this process that affects, excites and drives them to keep creating. Once the kiln in the workshop is opened and molten glass wrapped around the blowpipe, the first breath is exhaled, time stops and the flames begin to dance. It is thus that thoughts and designs are transferred from lines to breath and from breath to glass. As she wields the blowpipe and diamond shears like an extension of her limb she is also transformed. Just as the glass itself…
They visions, deep regards have positioned they as a significant member of the national and international glass art movement.