François Azambourg (born in 1963), Classic and inflated Douglas vases and a wooden mould, France, 2007/2017
CIAV (International Center for Glass Art)
Blown-moulded glass and partially consumed Douglas wood
CIAV purchase thanks to the patronage of the Friends of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 2017
Inv. 2017.71.1-4 and 2017.71.6
© Les Arts Décoratifs / photo: Jean Tholance
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The Douglas vase, created during François Azambourg’s regular sojourns at Meisenthal, highlights the use of wood moulds that are gradually consumed with each blowing. The mark of the veins of burnt wood, imprinted on the surface of the glass makes each example unique. Experimentations from reworking with heat after moulding and with variations in colour have led to the creation of series of Douglas that are flattened, twisted, or here, inflated and treated with shades of green.