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Lise Gonthier

Lise Gonthier Glass sculptor
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 677804325
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Turning glass into tableaux

  • • Lise creates 'paintings' using glass
  • • She combines different hot and cold glass techniques
  • • She trained with some of Europe's top glassmakers

Lise Gonthier discovered the art of glassblowing while studying painting at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon in France. She went on to take courses in France and the Czech Republic, learning the techniques of the craft with experts including Vincent Breed in Lyon, Baccarat in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, and Verrerie de Bréha. In 2006, she set up her own studio in the south of France dedicated to creating glass panels. She describes her own work as being somewhere between painting and sculpture, through the medium of glass. Her works are intended to be viewed as paintings and they challenge the way that we perceive the glass medium.

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Works

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Tableau en verre (Glass picture)

The design of this glass panel with details in black, white and grey produces an optical illusion, giving the impression that it changes shape depending on the viewer’s position. The different elements were hot worked, blown one by one, sawn and finally remelted together at 850°C. The panel has a black metal base to ensure its stability.

Height 55 cm
Width 3 cm
Length 50 cm

Lise Gonthier Glass sculptor
Photo: © Lise Gonthier
Tableau en verre (Glass picture)

This glass sculpture was crafted from several hand-blown elements. The blown pieces were then sawn, cut and finally remelted together at 850°C. The black and white murrine inclusion in the centre gives the sculpture a painterly quality. It is set on a black metal support to ensure stability.

Height 70 cm
Length 65 cm

Lise Gonthier Glass sculptor
Photo: © Lise Gonthier
Tableau en verre (Glass picture)

This glass sculpture was crafted from various hand-blown elements. Once blown the various pieces were sawn, cut and finally remelted together at 850°C. The inclusion of a black and white murrine design in the centre gives the sculpture a painterly quality. It is set on a black metal support to ensure stability.

Height 70 cm
Length 65 cm

Lise Gonthier Glass sculptor
Photo: © Lise Gonthier
Tableau en verre (Glass picture)

This black and white sculpture was created from several hand-blown elements. The blown pieces were then sawn, cut and finally remelted together at 850°C. The clear and expressive geometric patterns in starkly contrasting black and white give the sculpture a painterly quality. It is set on a black metal support to ensure stability.

Height 70 cm
Length 65 cm

Lise Gonthier Glass sculptor

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