Solid… Liquid… Glass… Corinne Guerout’s work is the magical transformation of a material that has no ordered structure. Glass, like water, allows itself to be penetrated and illuminated by light. It is the most exquisite way to give material form to little dreams that can be cherished and worn close to the body, while exploring its ever-changing beauty in variable light settings.
“I choose to work specifically with Murano glass—famous for its purity of colour—because of its bright and deep hues. My inspiration comes primarily from nature, but also from dream-like visions, sensations, or memories from travels to lands of ice and fire such as Iceland, the Azores or Africa.”
“Working with glass brings me a little closer to a forgotten, instinctive way of being fuelled by a heart that wants to create.”
Her atelier is in rural Bretagne, France, nestled between wheat and corn fields. There she can take time to reconnect with the essence of her work: the act of creation, the wonder and risk of experience, the idea of flirting with beauty and light, the love of nature, and everything that gives her work energy and meaning.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
1st Prize of the professional jury for the Glass Competition at Le Salon des Métiers d’Art in Nantes (44)
Public Prize in collaboration with Philippe Turgot blacksmith, “Solidor Métiers d’Art” (35)
1994 – Corinne graduates from L’Ecole Superieure de Design Graphique et Digital Brassart.
1994 – Corinne discovers glass while working at Grav’Or Arts Graphique Sur Verre.
1999 – Apprenticed with Chantal Royant to study fusing.
2000 – Apprenticed with Pierre Baquere to study flamework.
2000 – Current – Creation of glass paintings (fusing/lampwork), sculptures (pate de verre), decorative objects (thermoforming/hammered glass, cutting, engraving), lampwork beads.
Member of the Perliers d’Art Association of France, APAF.
Corinne is the daughter of two locally well-known artists (a photographer and a ceramicist).
Throughout France (the “Salon Métiers d’Art” of Nantes (44)
“Les Arts du Feu” in Rennes (35)
“La Fête du Feu” Vannes-le-Châtel (54)
“Solidor Métiers d ‘Art” at Saint-Malo (35)
“La Ronde des Feux” at Chaource (10)
The “Salon Pièces Unique” of Chateaugiron (35)
The “Salon Artissime” of La Forêt Fouesnant (56)
The exhibition of pate de verre “Les Islandaises” at the Halle à Marée in Cancale (35)
The “Marché des Verriers” in Trélazé (49)