My name is Myriam Thomas and I am a glass artist. My art career happened and developed in an organic way. I remember clearly finishing high school as an 18 year old and asking myself: "Am I going to chose for art or am I going to chose for science?" Becoming financially independent from my parents was at that time an important issue and I chose for the second option and I became a science teacher, with a lot of commitment and enthusiasm.
But my desire to develop my own artistic language remained, and at some point I began to experiment at home with waste glass more or less intuitively in a homemade primitive kiln. I remember when the first deformed glass nuggets came out of my self-made kiln, what a joy! But I also realised that as long as I did not take action to get a good glass art education I would remain in this amateur stage.
I decided then to enrol in the Glass Art Department from the Institute for Arts and Craft (IKA) in Mechelen, Belgium. A world opened up. I graduated there in 2020 and since then I work as a professional glass artist.
There is a season to receive, to build, and to give back to the world. Or a wonderful season where all those things happen at the same time. I am in that season now.
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