Ada Loumani

My technique reveals a real ambivalence between a strict, highly demanding technique and the freedom and the creativity of the pictorial universe.

The first step is to blow a bubble of about fifteen cm high, to reheat it up, then to get it cold for about one day and finally to paint the design.

The process continues by heating the piece again, caving it several times with more layers of new glass, and then blowing the right shape. The challenge is to design a backdrop, staying in a constant state of anticipation while blowing the final shape, observing the proportions, and achieving vases about fifty cm high. Each stage is long and risky, because each cycle of heating generates pressures and stress within the differents layers of glass.

The result is vases with paintings suspended in thick glass which intensify the depth and resonance of colors.

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