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Max Jacquard

Max Jacquard Glass sculptor
Contact
English, French, German, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 1622842003
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Sculptural luminescence

  • • Max specialises in glass patch-working and core casting
  • • He uses recycled glass among other materials
  • • His work can be seen at the V&A in London

Max Jacquard’s father was an architect and design has always been a big influence since his childhood. But after a brief encounter with furniture design, he soon realised that it was far too restrictive and too much based in creativity at the drawing board and so he discovered the freedom of working with glass and joined the Ceramics and Glass department at Buckinghamshire New University, in High Wycombe. What particularly attracted him to glass was the alchemic process of glass transformation by heat in the kiln and the possibility of exploring materials and being creative by actually making. Inspired by the natural world where he lives, in many of his pieces the moulds and textures are taken directly from natural forms and surfaces close to his studio, in the Kent countryside. His work can be seen at the V&A in London, the Shanghai Glass Museum and MAVA in Alcorcon, Madrid.

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Works

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Photo: ©Kristy Noble
Semazen Spiral Drop Lamp

These crystal pendant lamps are cast in bespoke colours using recipes developed by Max Jacquard. Here the pieces are seen in smokey grey, amber and pink quartz. Unique bronze fitting contains a small LED casting light into the hollow belly of the orb, illuminating the beautiful conical texture. The surface of the crystal is smooth and polished so that the viewer looks through the glass to the inner texture.

Length 108 cm
Width 37 cm
Diameter 36 cm

Photo: ©Ester Segarra
Semazen Lamps

Detail image of the bottom tip of the Semazen Lamp cast in clear optic crystal.The optical effects are exhibited here, defining the brilliant dichotomy between a hollow core and crystal clear form.

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Photo: ©Kristy Noble
Semazen Pendant Lamps

These crystal pendant lamps are cast in bespoke colours using recipes developed by Max Jacquard. Colour ways include gold, amber, pink, bronze and teal. Unique bronze fittings contain a small LED casting light into the hollow belly of the orb, illuminating a beautiful conical texture. The surface of the crystal is smooth and polished so that the viewer looks through the glass into the inner texture.

Height 40 cm
Width 11 cm
Depth 11 cm

Photo: ©Katrina Tamova
Semazen Sculpture

Cast in a range of different colours with bronze mounts and a natural stonebase, each Semazen is a unique exploration of the forms of sound waves captured in optical crystal. Here the pieces are shown in clear crystal,turquoise, pink and moss green. The surface is polished so that the viewer looks through the glass into the inner texture.

Height 45 cm
Diameter 12 cm

Photo: ©Ester Segarra
Semazen Vessels

The Semazen vessels are a part of a series of core cast works inspired by the spinning forms of the Sufi Dervishes and the oscillations of AM radio waves.The interior of each vessel is a unique series of deep rings while the exterior is a brightly polished surface which allows the viewer to look through the glass to the ghostly conical form.

Height 35 cm
Diameter 11.5 cm

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