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Madras XV




H 59 cm W 29 cm D 29 cm






'Madras XV' is a unique glass artwork by the Swedish artist, Ann Wåhlström.

In Ann’s own words:

‘In this series of objects I have used the classic techniques of canes and murrinis but worked with a more organic approach to create the loose patterns in the glass that I am after. I start my design with water colour sketches and the result of the patterns in my glass objects are a bit "floating" which I really like. I make the pieces together with very skilled glass blowers, in this case in Seattle and Tacoma USA, and enjoy the collaboration very much! The pieces grow in the hands of the glass blower and the colours and patterns follow the glass as more and more air, heat and gravity makes their marks. I only know what will happen to a certain level! My colours are often strong and the shapes classic. The inspiration comes from the sea world as often as traditional textiles and patterns in nature’.

Ann Wåhlström

Madras XV