Since my childhood I am fascinated by the glass! Whether it is in stained-glass window, opaque, transparent, cold, hot, soft... One day, my parents took me to visit the workshop of a glass-blower. This is when everything began....
As soon as I saw this magic operating between the glass-blower and the glass, a passion was born! My parents would have been able to abandon me in this workshop, I felt so good there. I began a small collection of glass creations. We were going to bathe on a lake not too far from our house, but what interested me most, it was that there was a store of home-made creations of all kinds. Just next to the lake. I was every excited at the idea of this day on the lake because, if I was wise obviously, I could have a glass unique and home-made creation of this store. I let you imagine my sadness when this one closed...
Then years passed. While thinking of the glass creations, I started my studies in interior architecture, and at the same time I was organizer for child.
I left as Au Pair girl, in Finland, a very enriching, deeply moving experience and full of happiness and love!
Meanwhile I continued the studies in Space Design, and I spoke always a lot (too much?) of glass-blower's job… I had already begun the studies, I didn’t feel giving up everything. My family clubbed together to offer me one day of initiation to the spinning of the glass. What beautiful discoveries!
Glass drop spun realized with Jean Pierre Baquere
I remember it myself as if it was yesterday… I spent one day with Jean Pierre Baquere, in Paris, in his beautiful studio. He showed me, makes try, even let totally make! My first glass creations spun … It is brilliant.
Jean Pierre Baquere
Octopus realized glass spun by means of Jean Pierre Baquere
I am someone enthusiast and who can’t stay in place, and it is maybe by this frustration that I couldn’t continue to work the glass that I needed to discover the world. I thus took a plane direction New Zealand!
As Au pair Girl again, a wonderful family, 3 children, among whom the biggest of 17ans (you will have understood it, I didn’t take care of him, except to teach to him to drive) 10 months of happiness, learning(apprenticeship), love, exchange, enjoyments, madnesses, in brief … Another extraordinary experience!
Then, I had to come back in France, finalize my studies, always the glass was spun in head. Having worked, travelled, discovered of magnificent things and real-life experiences of the wonderful moments, I always need to work the glass!
Photo from Arthur Vignaud, of my work, spun glass
That’s why, I launched my project! I created my small workshop, with a small blowtorch. That began at my grandmother's place, I occupied her dining room, her lounge, up to the kitchen! Certainly, I am a little bit intrusive.
While finalizing my studies in Design, I started my company in February, 2016. “Verres Rêvés”
I participated in small markets, here is my stand :
Since then, I am happy to present you my creations, of jewels mainly. However, I can’t create that of very small sizes, because the thermal shock between the flame of the blowtorch (900 in 1200°C) and the ambient temperature of the studio makes that the creations crack and break.
Example of internal crack, weakened pearl
I need an oven which is in 500°C minimum, to allow to recook my creations and so, to maintain them.
Their cooling has to be regulated and soft. *
This oven cost 1000€, that is why I launch into the participative financing.
- Power of 450 W / 230 V mono
- Weight: 13kg
- Maxi temperature: 600°C
Oven in 2 doors
I want to thank a lot to my family, my close friends, my circle of acquaintances who supported me during this adventure!
Thanks to: My family, among which Maria Guironnet-Dupuis, my grandmother who supported my invasion in her house, who welcomed me my blowtorch and I, and my family as a general rule, which frank and honest was to my creations, my madnesses, my projects.
Baptiste Babiarz, an old friend who launched in self-employed person a few years ago. In the door-to-door selling of fresh products of the country, he knew always how to be present, be frank and helping in my projects.
Loïc Teixiera, a friend met in New Zealand. He began to program about fifteen years and now he makes that professionally for 3 years. His current company, situated in New Zealand, takes care of site for the festivals, local institutions or of banks. He contributes to technologies open-source, in particular Wagtail and he is ready to realize me the web site! Thank you to be always present to me !
Arthur Vignaud, a friend met in ride sharing, came to make photos of my work to the workshop! It’s a small challenge for him who usually realizes photos in outside and landscapes, birds.... But his challenge is made a success! It’s with pleasure that I shall contact him for other photos but also that I strongly recommend him! Here is his web site: http://arthur-vignaud.wix.com/photographie
Julien Paul, an atypical character that I like a lot. Curious and interested in my project, I thank him for welcoming me my blowtorch and I in his workshop for a while, for making me some room, for making that I feel at best, proposed to make carry jewels for the future.
Christian Chavanon, the father of an old friend! With him we share the same passion: the crafts! Christian is a wood turner. We worked together occasionally, but beautiful projects are soon going to arrive, with the oven! Christian lent me an attractive one carry earring, it is magnificent! Thank you for these moments workshop together and these projects for the future!
And then one thank you for their helps, supports and accompaniments...
Maria GD, Harold A, Françoise A, Pascal A, Françoise M, Dominique D, Perrine et Jacques L, Christophe B, Fiona A, Jean Luc S, Marie W, Fabien R, Sophie-Charlotte C, Sarah A, Matthieu B, Marine F, Marine G, Benjamin L, Melody S, Séverine S, Lucie B, Nicolas D, Inès G...
Here we are, you know a small part of me, and it's with pleasure that I would offer you creations which I shall make with big care in exchange for donations for the purchase of the oven.