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© Francine Delmotte
© Francine Delmotte
© Francine Delmotte
© Francine Delmotte
© Francine Delmotte

Francine Delmotte

Francine Delmotte Glass fuser
Contact
French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+32 71456313
© Francine Delmotte

Looking for light reflections

  • • Francine studied pottery at the Academy of Fine Arts
  • • She likes to play with light and curved shapes
  • • Thanks to their fine structure, her objects have translucent walls

Francine Delmotte specialises in the technique of pâte de verre (literally “glass paste”), which is an ancient casting technique that has been used since Egyptian times. The glass is ground into a fine powder, to which a binder is added to create a paste that is introduced into a mould and fused by firing. After annealing, the object is finished by cold working processes. “What I do is not a job but the pursuit of the pleasure of creating,” explains Francine. “I shape objects in glass paste with translucent walls. To this I add a choice of shapes and colours that play with light, whether natural or artificial. I accept a few cracks and uneven edges, which add an impression of fragility. Always curved in shape, my pieces often resemble utilitarian objects that have stood the test of time.”

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Works

  • © Francine Delmotte
  • © Francine Delmotte
  • © Francine Delmotte
  • © Francine Delmotte
Photo: © Francine Delmotte
Bowl

This white bowl with circular bass relief patterns and translucent wall is handcrafted from glass frits, a paste consisting of powdered glass, organic binders and solvents. The bowl is inspired by the form of a functional bowl. The glass paste is stamped in a disposable mould and fired over a long period of time.

Height 13 cm
Diameter 21 cm

Photo: © Francine Delmotte
Bowl

This white translucent bowl with cut-out sections is handcrafted from glass frits, a paste consisting of powdered glass, organic binders and solvents. The cut-outs increase the fragile appearance of the form. The glass paste is stamped in a disposable mould and fired over a long period of time.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 17 cm

Photo: © Francine Delmotte
Bowl

This white and blue cracked bowl is crafted from frit glass. The blue hue is obtained with cobalt oxide. The form is obtained by shaping glass paste in a disposable mould and slow fired.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 12 cm

Photo: © Francine Delmotte
Bowl

This set of three white translucent bowls with bass relief circular patterns were shaped in three separate disposable moulds. The decorative bowls are inspired by the form of functional bowls. The bowls are slowly fired.

Height 12 cm
Diameter 21 cm

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