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Sara Sorribes

Sara Sorribes Glassblower
Contact
Spanish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 963482307
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In the name of the father

  • • Blowing, fusing, glazing and engraving are Sara's specialisms
  • • Her work pays tribute to the legacy of her glassmaker father
  • • She combines the best of ancient and modern glass craft

Sara Sorribes was 23 years old when she realised she wanted to be a glass artisan like her father and other relatives before her. Glass artisans since 1920, her ancestors combined age-old glasswork techniques with innovative processes. So when Sara inherited her father's company, she decided to continue his legacy by adapting glass craftsmanship to the needs of modern times. Today, Vidrio Sorribes is a well known glassworks in Valencia that develops pieces for jewellery, lighting, decoration, art and beverage firms, among other things. The sea and sand of the region, as well as the spirit of its biggest festival, Las Fallas, are Sara’s primary sources of inspiration. She also teaches the craft, sharing her experiences in order to “write a better future with an artisan’s hands”.

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Works

  • © Mario Momplet
  • © Mario Momplet
  • © Mario Momplet
  • © Valentina Betancor
  • © Valentina Betancor
Photo: © Mario Momplet
Motion

This avant-garde tableware is inspired by movement. Each plate in the collection has its own identity, allowing it to be recognised as a different element from the rest of the set. The glass plate was made using the technique of glass fusing and is hand painted with vitrifiable paint.

Length 30 cm
Width 18 cm

Sara Sorribes Glassblower
Photo: © Mario Momplet
Motion

This avant-garde tableware is inspired by movement. Each plate in the collection has its own identity, allowing it to be recognised as a different element from the rest of the set. The glass plate was made using the technique of glass fusing and is hand painted with vitrifiable paint.

Length 45 cm
Width 18 cm

Sara Sorribes Glassblower
Photo: © Mario Momplet
Chain

These glass earrings were inspired by chains: chains that weigh next to nothing, that do not tie, that make you feel free. They are made from blown glass, without moulds. The metal studs can be made from handcrafted sterling silver or gold-plated metal. The earrings are designed and made for the Vidriada jewellery brand.

Height 6.5 cm
Width 2.5 cm
Diameter 1.3 cm

Sara Sorribes Glassblower
Photo: © Valentina Betancor
Rain

These bracelets are inspired by imagery of rain, for example the way a rainbow is reflected in the raindrops that remain on the windows when it stops raining. These bracelets, made using glassblowing techniques, are unique; no two are alike.

Width 3 cm
Diameter 7.5 cm

Sara Sorribes Glassblower
Photo: © Valentina Betancor
Identity

This avant-garde glass tableware is inspired by the emotion caused by the unexpected. Each plate has its own identity, allowing it to be recognised as a different element from the rest of the set. The plates are made from glass rods using the fusing technique.

Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

Sara Sorribes Glassblower

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