Trailblazing artist. Remarkable teacher. Kiln-glass champion. All-around maverick.
Klaus Moje was all of these and more. In this tribute from BECon 2017, his former student, Richard Whiteley, reflects upon Moje’s incomparable influence within the field of contemporary glass.
Whether as an artist, a teacher, or an advocate, Moje’s impact still reverberates. The innovation manifest within his work and his approach to teaching dynamically changed the way we think about glass as a medium for creative expression. Whiteley recounts how Moje’s vision sparked pivotal technical research that led to the widespread practice of kilnforming. He also describes how Moje developed the unique culture of the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University. Its creative culture continues to foster independent study within a trusted cohort and launch outstanding professional artists and leaders.
In this video, let Richard Whiteley introduce you to Klaus Moje—“an extraordinary creative thinker who left an astounding and unforgettable legacy.”