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I see myself as a magical scientist and I have been researching rust and glass as a queer way to leak out of the structure of western science. I have been working with rust in glass as a natural pigment for my graduation in Fine Art at ArtEZ. I have built a greenhouse out of pigmented glass that makes the overgrowing quality of rust visible. I grew up in Aalsmeer, an area with many old greenhouses. Some of them are abandoned and overgrown, making you wonder what grows inside. Rust is a growing crystal that slowly overgrows. It acts like it is not moving, but when you look away it starts dripping and leaking everywhere. I make black rust pigment and melt it in between pairs of glass plates in an oven around 800˚C. The glass melts together and fixates the rust, which starts to boil and drip. Eventually the rust changes colour by the heat - from black to different shades of red. These glass plates are stills, showing a fraction in the long life of rust in deep time. But perhaps after a year, eight years or eight hundred years, the glass breaks, crumbles back to sand and the rust will be free again.

Latest Project

Kas van glaskunst 2023 Ster Borgman. Een groot glaskunstwerk van een Nederlandse glaskunstenaar uit Arnhem.


Detail glaskunstwerk 140x90cm, roest als pigment. Glas als kunst.

Exhibitions and CV



- Selected for Kunstpodium T Apprentice Master | Tilburg | 2024

- Selected for Starters atelier Kunstenlab | Deventer | 2023-2025


- 'The proof of the pudding is in the eating' artistic diner | Drawing Centre Diepenheim

   Artist Residencies Enschede (ARE) and De Perifeer, | with Ankush Safaya | May 25

Kunstpodium T | Cas-co | Leuven, Belgium | 6-30 June 2024

Artfair Huntenkunst | DRU, Ulft | 24, 25, 26 May 2024

- WILLOW | residence Expo | opening 6 July

- SIM Residency | Iceland | whole month of August 2024

- 'De Staat Van' | Bergkerk Deventer | September 2024

- Group exposition at art gallery GoMulan | Amsterdam | Greenhouse 

- Object Rotterdam | 1-4 February 2025

- Villa Mondriaan | May 2025

- Lustwarande | June - October 2025


Kunstenlab, Deventer | Exposition Hoeders van het land by Lieneke Hulshof | Greenhouse + Still of

  Deeptime | 17 November - 7 January

- Volkskrant | Kunstenaar van de week | 21 december 2024

KunstRAI Amsterdam, ArtEZ Booth | Still of Deeptime + Small Glassplates | 27 March - 1 April

- Metropolis M | 'De regionale torn' | nr.2 of 2024

- Boox Space Haarlem | Solo Exposition |  20-28 April


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Glaskunstwerk 3, 140x90 cm, met roestig glas als pigment. Dit is glaskunst voor het raam.

Stills of Deeptime

Doughnutvormig glaskunstwerk met water en zand. Ontdek glaskunst Breda.

River Seeds

De kunstenaar of artiest Ster Borgman werkt met natuurlijke materialen. Dit is een vijfhoekige bijenraat of beehive.

Pentagon Hive

Roest kristallen door kunstenaar of kunstenares (non-binary) Ster Borgman.

Magical Scientist

waar werkt een kunstenaar die speelt met onze kijk op wetenschap?


De kunstenaar of artiest Ster Borgman verft met natuurlijke materialen.

Natural Dyes

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