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Oscar Simonin

Oscar Simonin Glassblower
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 672047826
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Crafting with heat and colour

  • • Oscar fell in love with glassblowing when watching his father at work
  • • He feels patience and persistence are essential to the craft
  • • He works in small series, exhausting a specific idea or theme

“A finished piece must cool slowly over 24 hours, degree by degree. If it cools too quickly, the heart of the object can break into thousands of pieces.” When discussing his craft and the techniques involved, Oscar Simonin’s voice reflects his love for glassblowing. He describes his workshop’s two furnaces, the molten glass, the way he must roll the cooling glass and shape it with his various tools. “I fell in love with this work as a young child and I can’t think of anything else I would want to do,” he says. He did his degree at a specialist glass arts school in France before completing several apprenticeships to master his craft. Very inspired by nature, he innovates within thematically based series.

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Works

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Photo:
Sculpture from Structure series

Part of Oscar's Structure series, this unique dark red vase was sculpted by twisting, cutting and assembling multiple small rods of coloured glass called murines. They were then rolled onto the blowpipe and blown into the final shape.

Oscar Simonin Glassblower
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Sculpture from Structure series

Part of Oscar's Structure series, this unique vase was sculpted by twisting, cutting and assembling multiple small rods of coloured glass called murines. They were then rolled onto the blowpipe and blown into the final shape.

Oscar Simonin Glassblower
Photo: © All rights reserved
Sculpture from Structure series

Part of Oscar's Structure series, this unique vase was sculpted by twisting, cutting and assembling multiple small rods of coloured glass called murines. They were then rolled onto the blowpipe and blown into the final shape.

Oscar Simonin Glassblower
Photo: © All rights reserved
Sculpture from Structure series

Part of Oscar's Structure series, this unique vase was sculpted by twisting, cutting and assembling multiple small rods of coloured glass called murines. They were then rolled onto the blowpipe and blown into the final shape.

Oscar Simonin Glassblower

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