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 / Anouschka Trocker / Jeanne Koepp
VASE GROUP "THEA
A series of unique pieces
The most colourful glass in the world, which is manufactured on Murano/Italy, contrasts the strictly classical forms of my vases, each of which is mouth-blown and hand-cut.
The idea to make a vase out of glass emerged from my years of working as a ceramist. In 2018, the first unique pieces were made on the island of Murano in collaboration with a local glassblower. In 2020 I designed the vase group THEA composed of vases of the same shape, currently produced in 3 sizes and 9 colours. Each piece in this series is unique.
For the production of the vases I reactivated an old reproduction technique: By using a two-part mold made of short-fiber pear wood,which allows reproduction. For this purpose, the viscous glass is blown into the watered wooden mold. The water steam generated on the surface and the rotation of the glass blank create an absolutely smooth surface. Subsequently, the base and edge of the blank are processed in the glass grinding shop. Through my signature cut into the glass base, the vases receive 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.