Jacky Geurts 1967 ‘Inspired by nature, human life and interaction, observing in all its details, search for understanding of the world around myself, both on a small and larger scale.
My work is a detailed reflection of my thoughts and feelings on how humans interact to nature, to each other and me.
Through my work I try to find my way and place in the present world as an artist and on a personal level.
‘Handling the red hot glass when working at the torch is exciting. It is that excitement which gives me the drive to develop myself in technique and as an artist.
Glass is my main medium. It keeps me challenged by it’s possibilities, but also it’s limitations.
Although I use other materials like paint, fabric, wood, sand, and more, glass represents the transparency and clarity I strive for.’
Jacky Geurts was born in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and works in her studio ‘Jackaroo’ in Beugen.
In the ’90 she studied Arts and Craft to become a teacher.
In 2006 she took her first flamework class and discovered this was the medium she wanted to works with.
She has participated in classes from e.g. Lucio Bubacco, ….. and Janis Miltenberger.
In 2015 her design ‘Small Blessings’ won the 1st prize Non Professional Category – Design Award Blown Light (Mondgeblazen licht), organised by Design Museum Gent and Gent Glass- Belgium.
She participated in national and international exhibitions: Glasrijk Tubbergen, international invitational glass exhibition – NL,2017; Glas Natuurlijk, (Castle Cannenburgh), international invitational glass exhibition – NL,2018 ; Besloten Hofjes contemporary interpretation, IKA Glass – BE,2018.
She was a Juror at The International Lampwork Glassart festival 2018 Hejian CN.
She was invited to teach flamework at the EKA glass department Tallin 2019 EE.
Her work is published in Fjoezzz, quarterly magazine Society Friends of Modern Glass,-NL, 2017 and 2018; Flow Magazine– 2016 and 2019,USA; Glassline magazine, – 2011, USA.
Her work is represented in private collections in the Netherlands.