FRÉDÉRIC DEMOISSON, MEILLEUR OUVRIER DE FRANCE 2019

“EVERY CREATION IS UNIQUE”

FRÉDÉRIC DEMOISSON, MEILLEUR OUVRIER DE FRANCE 2019

“EVERY CREATION IS UNIQUE”

At Mad Verrerie D’Art, we put a premium on experimenting, innovating and exploring old and new glass blowing techniques to bring life to magical pieces of art. Every creation is unique.

Our inspiration is neither divine nor supernatural. We work hard every day and thrive on our travels and collaboration with other artists from all over the world.

MADE TO ORDER

We will create tailor-made glass work and jewellery according to your specifications or from an existing model, thereby transforming your project into reality.

Schéma création Coeur- Mad Verrerie D'Art | Frédéric DemoissonRéalisation Coeur de verre - Mad Verrerie D'Art | Frédéric Demoisson

FINE JEWELLERY

Jewellery making is a great opportunity for us to use our know-how of sophisticated techniques in order to craft unique and extraordinary pieces of art. All our jewels are carefully packed in a beautiful case, engraved with the inscription “Mad Verrerie D’art”, and delivered with a certificate of authenticity.

Implosion technique is often used to create pendants and rings. It comes down to melting thin strings of colored glass, laid down on a transparent and flat piece of glass, referred to as a table. Then, we heat this delicate preparation to melt the transparent part (the table) so that it traps the points of colored glass. 

Because of the difference in density, when we crush this mixture on a graphite plaque, the colored dots rise in the clear glass.

The position, thickness, colour and shape of the dots enable us to create a unique pattern. 

Reticello is one of our favourite techniques. It is very hard to master, and very few glass blowers are able to apply it properly. You need to stretch glass strings to approximately 3mm thick, and lay them down, crossing them while they are still hot. You then create a shallow ball of glass that you delicately flatten, to avoid damaging the pattern. These steps are very tricky, and the tiniest precision errors can ruin the entire piece. 

“Smoking” is a technique that enables us to sublimate a metal (generally gold or silver) using a blowtorch flame. The precious metal turns into a high-temperature smoke and is deposited in a glass tube, placed above the flame. The “smoke” is then trapped with a layer of transparent glass.

We can embed synthetic opal gems inside glass. The stone is placed in a small transparent tube of glass and gently heated and shaped, to create a pendant or another piece of jewellery. The opal’s wonderful reflections add a magical touch of color.

CREATIONS FOR SALE (French)
Bouillant - Mad Verrerie D'Art | Frédéric Demoisson

HAND BOILERS (“BOUILLANTS DE FRANKLIN”)

Discover an amazing and playful object. When you hold it, the heat from your hand impacts the air pressure inside the glass, making the liquid move in a quite surprising way. This tool is particularly interesting for schools and physics class, being an uncommon and visual way to understand air and liquid dynamics. 

DECORATIVE CUPS AND VASES

In order to craft glass vases, we need to rely on a wide range of techniques. For a single piece, we choose glass blowing, glass sculpture or glass spinning.
We can create any pattern, colour or shape and give life to one-of-a-kind pieces.

DECORATIVE CUPS AND VASES

In order to craft glass vases, we need to rely on a wide range of techniques. For a single piece, we choose glass blowing, glass sculpture or glass spinning.
We can create any pattern, colour or shape and give life to one-of-a-kind pieces.

GLASS SCULPTURE

It is possible to sculpt glass from tubes or sticks of glass. Thanks to its plasticity when heated, glass can be welded, folded, flattened, stretched at will. 

We can create any kind of shape, character or scenery.

FILIGREE

One of our favorite techniques but also one of the most complex. The production of a blown filigree piece torch is long and tedious. We create our own glass rods with a decoration of coloured threads that intermingle and then stretch to the desired shape. Then we have to assemble them patiently to create a hermetic tube, allowing us to then blow this piece using the assembled filigranes to form an artistic decoration, playing on the colours and geometrical forms.

THE MAGIC OF GLASS

Even after so many years, we are still mesmerized by the magical moment when the glass creation is spinning in the flame. It takes a lot of concentration to not get hypnotized, and lose control of the temperature and shape of the glass piece of art.

TABLEWARE

We strive to create new objects to surprise you, and to combine the useful with elegant items to decorate your table. 

CREATIONS FOR SALE (French)

DISCOVER THE FRUITS OF OUR COLLABORATION WITH OTHER ARTISTS

COLLABORATIONS

  • Bruno Teot & Frédéric Demoisson - Mad Verrerie D'Art | Frédéric Demoisson

The Orchid – Collaboration with Bruno Teot, Iron artist

29 January 2019|

We have built this unique lighting fixture in collaboration with Bruno Teot, a renowned iron artist from our region.  The lamp structure is made of stainless steel to acquire  a very esthetic result.  Mad Verrerie D’Art accepted the challenge  of making glass leaves and [...]