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News Summer School - posted on 31 October, 2019
Up Close with the World’s Master Glassblowers

From September 30 to October 5, eight young artisans from seven countries joined four of the world’s greatest glassmakers on the windswept Belle-Île-en-Mer off the coast of Brittany. Under the guidance of masters Tobias Mohl, Nancy Callan, Martin Janecky and Fabien Barbeau, students learned about the demanding craft and helped create a large-scale piece for the collection of the French Hot Glass Family. Said Iona Crawford Topp, a ceramist from Ireland: “When glassblowing was described as a dance, I thought people were using romantic language, but it is actually completely accurate”.

Hear from the students about the extraordinary glassmaking course.

The course was part of the Michelangelo Foundation’s Summer School programme and was developed in partnership with the workshop Fluïd and the association French Hot Glass Family.

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Up Close with the World’s Master Glassblowers

Summer School - Posted on 31 October, 2019

From September 30 to October 5, eight young artisans from seven countries joined four of the world’s greatest glassmakers on the windswept Belle-Île-en-Mer off the coast of Brittany. Under the guidance of masters Tobias Mohl, Nancy Callan, Martin Janecky and Fabien Barbeau, students learned about the demanding craft and helped create a large-scale piece for the collection of the French Hot Glass Family. Said Iona Crawford Topp, a ceramist from Ireland: “When glassblowing was described as a dance, I thought people were using romantic language, but it is actually completely accurate”.

Hear from the students about the extraordinary glassmaking course.

The course was part of the Michelangelo Foundation’s Summer School programme and was developed in partnership with the workshop Fluïd and the association French Hot Glass Family.