Glass materials are in used every day without being even noticed. Through the centuries, glass has kept on meeting people’s and societies’ needs. With technology becoming advanced, there is a constant need for new glass materials with specific properties. So glass is not only a new trend or just a phase.
In homage to the United Nations International Year of Glass 2022, Laeticia Petit and Jonathan Massera, professors from academia and the glass artist Ella Varvio, will discuss the past, present and future of glasses from both scientist’s and artist’s perspective. Especially, they will talk about the glass preparation, including common techniques used in glass art, the applications of glass and the new trends in art. Finally, Ella Varvio, the glass artist, will present a selection of her artworks which will be on display at the French institute from the 31st till the 16th of June.
Event in English