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Samuel Reis

Samuel Reis Glassblower
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Portuguese, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+351 919927786
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Continuing the cycle of life

  • • Samuel likes to explore the characteristics of natural materials
  • • Works include a glass bottle using a rotten Carob tree trunk as a mould
  • • He uses nature as the root of his creative process

Samuel Reis studied industrial design and product design in Portugal. Although he is a product designer, he loves to put his hands and soul in different materials and techniques. For this reason, he has also taken courses in glassblowing, pottery, ceramics and glazing techniques. He likes to observe and collect things from the natural environment, which he studies and experiments with, trying different techniques. “I love to explore different features of living matter – whether it’s rotten, burned, twisted or cracked – and implement that in my objects. With me, matter that would normally be discarded becomes a new artefact, with a new life.”

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Works

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Cerne bottles

This hand-blown glass sculpture with printed textured surface sits next to its mould made from a hollow tree trunk. The mould is cut into several horizontal layers so that, depending on how these are assembled, each glass piece emerges differently when hand-blown into the mould.

20 cm
8 cm

Samuel Reis Glassblower
Photo: © Pedro Cá
Cerne bottles, amber version

This amber Cerne bottle transcribes the natural poetry of insects trapped in amber to form a glass vessel within a mould made from a hollow tree trunk. The mould is cut into several horizontal layers so that, depending on how these are assembled, each glass piece emerges differently when hand-blown into the mould.

20 cm
8 cm

Samuel Reis Glassblower
Photo: © Pedro Cá
Cerne bottles

This hand-blown glass sculpture with printed textured surface sits next to its mould, a hollow tree trunk. The mould is cut into several horizontal layers so that, depending on how these are assembled, each glass piece emerges differently when hand-blown into the mould.

20 cm
8 cm

Samuel Reis Glassblower
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Pine stool

Pine trees provide various materials for Samuel’s stools, including the inspiration for their design. The fibre pattern of the wood makes them particularly sturdy. Each stool is unique owing to the patterns and forms of the natural materials.

Samuel Reis Glassblower
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Pine table

Pine trees provide various materials for Samuel’s tables, including the inspiration for their design. The fibre pattern of the wood makes them particularly sturdy. Each table is unique owing to the patterns and forms of the natural materials.

Samuel Reis Glassblower

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