Owow is a vase for a single flower and is available as a small in clear glass and a large model in coloured glass. The function of the vase is mixed with its aesthetic qualities as the flower is integrated into its abstract form as an extension of the glass. The name ‘Owow’ is onomatopoeic – sound expressed through form. In the shaping of the fluidity and elasticity of glass in the hot glass workshop, the stable body expresses a unique figure, from which a bubble pops out like a head. With variations in the angle and size of the head each figure appears as an abstract being with its own personality and mood. Owow is made in free-blown glass, and thus each piece has its own unique form and expression. Owow is blown in clear glass, then a layer of coloured glass is added and finally another layer of clear glass. The body of the object is worked, extended and narrowed down to form a neck. The head is then blown from the other side and finally reheated to take on its specific slant. The object thus becomes an explicit reflection of the given moment and of the creative process from hot glass to vase. Each object is a unique figure with its own temperament.
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b. 1984, French Glass designer
Marion Fortat graduated from The Danish Design School, the Line of Ceramics and Glass Design (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design) in 2009 and from ESAA Duperré in Paris, the Line of Fashion Design in 2005. Marion Fortat was included in the exhibition Glaspuster, which featured contemporary Danish glass, at Craft2eu in Hamburg, Germany in 2013. In 2012 she held the solo exhibition Ovenover (Above) at Designer Zoo in Copenhagen. In 2009 she was selected to take part in the exhibition, competition and symposium on the theme Know How in connection with the Applied Art Triennial in Tallin, Estonia. Marion Fortat took part in Danish Crafts Collection in 2013 (CC17) and 2012 (CC16).
Marion Fortat’s work with glass design operates in the border zone between functional and aesthetic objects – in the indistinct zone where functional objects take on pure abstract form, and purely aesthetic objects develop a functional aspect. Fortat draws inspiration from her hands-on engagement with the material and is driven by a fascination with the physical transformation of glass, as it becomes the imprint of the glass-blower’s work in what she describes as ‘the transition from amorphous substance to fixed form.’ Her works not only involve a transformation of the material but also of the perception and use of glass objects. Marion Fortat produces glass objects that challenge the relationship between aesthetic and function and thus test new organic and geometric shapes.
Dia: 4-6 cm, H: 6-10 cm
Dia: 8-10 cm, H: 25-30 cm
Clear glass with: red, yellow, grey or lightblue