Born and trained in Belgium, Anna Torfs began designing her own glass collections in 2002. The ability of glass to capture, reflect and absorb light is the central theme in Anna’s work. Cutting through the object like an anatomist, Anna reveals layer after layer to show how an object is built. These unconventional cutting techniques also reveal the contrast between the vibrant centre and the sober “skin” of her objects. All of Anna’s pieces are handmade. Anna’s work is infused with her wonder at how the techniques of glass blowing, cutting and sanding – which have hardly changed over the past 200 years – can lead to contemporary objects.