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Marta Blanc

  • Metalworker
  • Veyrier, Switzerland
  • Master Artisan
Marta Blanc Metalworker
French, Czech, English
By appointment only
+41 774452683
© Marinette Barro

Enamoured with metal

  • • Marta is specialized in metal wire sculpting
  • • Her craft requires a combination of multiple techniques
  • • She uses metal wire as a pencil to draw in the 3D space

Marta Blanc was born in the industrial town of Sokolov under the communist regime of Czechoslovakia. As a child, she used to play near coal mines and chemical factories, where the smells and colours of rusted metals and chemicals made a great impression on her. Her dilemma between art and technique was resolved. She studied chemistry instead of art, with the ambition to be useful to the protection of the environment and implement techniques to improve air quality. She started a PhD but did not complete it due to the 1989 revolution. She then work as a self-taught graphic designer for 10 years in Prague and after moving to Switzerland and having to endure the uprooting, she felt the necessity to express herself via art, especially painting. Metal crocheting came naturally later, as it was part of her roots and childhood.

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  • ©Cyrille Girardet
  • ©Marta Blanc
  • ©Marta Blanc
  • ©Marta Blanc
  • ©Marta Blanc
Photo: ©Cyrille Girardet
Full of emptiness

Each element of this sculpture was hand crocheted and sewn together. The colour was achieved through metal oxidation.

Height 25 cm
Diameter 30 cm

Photo: ©Marta Blanc

Playing with contrasts of colours and textures, between the oxidized and shiny copper wires, these sculptures were formed around a bloc of hand turned wood.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 14.5 cm
Height 12 cm
Diameter 16 cm

Photo: ©Marta Blanc

Crocheted sculpture in copper and steel wires, characterised by the deformation of the material and oxidation forming green, grey and rust coloured gradients.

Height 16 cm
Diameter 22 cm

Photo: ©Marta Blanc

Handwoven sculpture in silver wire. The shape created in Marta’s hands, gives life to a very soft object.

Height 11 cm
Diameter 7 cm

Photo: ©Marta Blanc
Couple - Pair

Pair of handwoven sculptures in silver and copper wires.

Height 5 cm
Diameter 10 cm
Height 6 cm
Diameter 10

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