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  • 18.03.2019
  • Florence Gendre
  • Taille Douce
  • 40.85 x 40.85 mm
  • €1.30
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About Crafts - Crystalware

The Métiers d'Art series inaugurated in 2016 aims to highlight various crafts in France and the rare skills, traditional or innovative craftsmen.

The glass and crystal trades are at the heart of France's economic and cultural heritage. Ranked in the category of fire arts, they are divided between the work of hot glass (blowers, glassblowers ...) and cold work.

Among his last special craft crystal tailor: it decorates the cold glass by removal of material. He digs on the object of linear patterns, geometric, facets, bevels, curves, diamonds by digging the glass using grinding wheels of different sizes fixed on vertical or horizontal lathes driven by a motor. Crystal has superior properties to glass with the lead oxide that makes it, and allows for deep and sophisticated sizes that can not be achieved with conventional glass.