VASE EDITION "THEA"
©Jeanne Koepp 2020
3 Sizes: 17cm • 23cm •26cm
9 Colors: • Ambra •Ametista •Verde pio • Verde petrolio • Acqua mare • Blu cobalto
• Rosso • Acciaio • Nero
Fotografin: Charlotte Krauss
VASE GROUP "THEA
A series of unique pieces
The colorful glass, which is processed in Murano, is in tension with the strictly classical form of the vase group "THEA".Each vase is mouth-blown and cut by hand. It is a series which consists of unique pieces.
In 2020 I designed this series consisting of vases of the same shape, which are currently available in 3 sizes
(17cm / 23cm / 26cm) and 9 colors ambra, ametista, verde petrolio, verde pio, nero, rosso, aqua mare, blu cobalto, acciaio are produced.
For the production of the vase group "THEA" I reactivated an old reproduction technique: Through a two-part, uniform-short-fibered wooden mold made of pear tree. is possible a limited reproduction. For this purpose, the viscous glass is blown into the watered, rotationally symmetrical mold. The water vapor generated on the surface and the rotation of the glass blank create an absolutely smooth surface. They then go to the glass cutting shop to finish the base and rim. My signature cut into the glass base gives them the certificate of authenticity.
My last working stay on Murano was in September 2022, and since the glassblowing workshops use gas, the situation on Murano is very tense at the moment - many workshops have already closed as gas prices have now skyrocketed.
I sincerely hope that the world will preserve this unique place of glass art.
signed unique pieces
blown vases ©Jeanne Koepp 2018/2019
Place of manufacture : Murano/Italy
The large glass objects are blown and designed so that they can also be illuminated from the inside. The suspensions are custom made from untreated steel. The current collection consists of 4 unique pieces.
blown Murano glass, Color: purple and verde pio
height: 60-65cm, weight: approx. 25kg
Place of manufactory: Murano/ Italy
The idea of making a vase of glass was for me the logical consequence of my years of work as
a ceramist. To give this material - which in ceramics has a major protective function,
the glaze - the main role.Glazes, like glass, consist of mineral flours - quartz sand, soda, feldspar,
lime, potash - and protect vessels like a skin against water and mechanical impact.
So I set about developing prototypes and looking for a place to implement my project. In 2018,
the time had come, and the first unique pieces were blown on the island of Murano in collaboration
with a local glassblower.
The collaboration with ancient crafts I find very stimulating, whether the Venetian glassblower
and the South Tyrolean turner my trip to Italy lead me to people who understand their craft.
Each material has its own charm to transmit aesthetics to us. When working with glass,
I have an intensive color spectrum at my disposal, perhaps that was precisely the impetus to
turn to the material glass, to design glass vases and then have them blown from the most
colorful glass in the world on Murano / Italy.