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Pascale Seil

Pascale Seil Glassblower
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Luxembourgish, German, French, English
Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Phone:
+352 799595
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Finding freedom in glassmaking

  • • Pascale perfected her glassblowing skills in France
  • • She works with techniques such as murrine filigree and overlay
  • • She intends her objects to convey emotion

Pascale Seil initially studied ceramics in Luxembourg, before attending the University of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France, where she specialised in glassblowing, going on to further study at the Glass School CERFAV in Vannes le Châtel. She then opened her own glass studio in the beautiful village of Berdorf, in the heart of the Mullerthal region in Luxembourg. Today she produces small pieces of tableware and inimitable sculptures, often inspired by the nature in and around Berdorf. In collaboration with Henry Dostert, she founded the company Solstice, which specialises in unique and customised lighting.

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Works

  • © François Golfier
  • © François Golfier
  • © François Golfier
  • © François Golfier
Photo: © François Golfier
Harlequin series

This sculpture consists of four Murano blown-glass spheres decorated with a filigree overlay and sprinkled with powdered glass. The trompe l’oeil effect, inspired by Kandinsky’s method of concealing subtle truths within his works, is a metaphor for life: we look into the object, we believe we can put our hand inside it, we see two objects when in reality there is only one. Glass enables Pascale to achieve this effect, as its mass is so transparent it conveys the impression of emptiness.

Diameter 130 mm
Height 440 mm

Pascale Seil Glassblower
Photo: © François Golfier
Théâtre

Three cut and polished Murano blown-glass spheres rise up from a central stand. The trompe l’oeil effect, inspired by Kandinsky’s method of concealing subtle truths within his works, is a metaphor for life: we look into the object, we believe we can put our hand inside it, we see two objects when in reality there is only one. Glass enables Pascale to create this effect, as its mass is so transparent it conveys the impression of emptiness.

Diameter 250 mm
Height 500 mm

Pascale Seil Glassblower
Photo: © François Golfier
Twister

Three Murano blown-glass glass spheres, decorated with watermarks and sprinkled with powdered glass, rise up from a central stand. The trompe l’oeil effect, inspired by Kandinsky’s method of concealing subtle truths within his works, is a metaphor for life: we look into the object, we believe we can put our hand inside it, we see two objects when in reality there is only one. Glass enables Pascale to create this effect, as its mass is so transparent it conveys the impression of emptiness.

Diameter 230 mm
Height 500 mm

Pascale Seil Glassblower
Photo: © François Golfier
Scorpion

A string of Murano glass spheres, decorated with watermarks and sprinkled with powdered glass, curl up like a scorpion’s tail. The trompe l’oeil effect, inspired by Kandinsky’s method of concealing subtle truths within his works, is a metaphor for life: we look into the object, we believe we can put our hand inside it, we see two objects when in reality there is only one. Glass enables Pascale to create this effect, as its mass is so transparent it conveys the impression of emptiness.

Length 600 mm
Height 650 mm

Pascale Seil Glassblower

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