Glass Paste Sculpture ‘Orographie’ by Antoine Rault


Fizzing Intrigue


L: 20cm x D: 7cm x H: 27cm
9 kg

Glass Paste Sculpture ‘Orographie’ by Antoine Rault

This glass paste sculpture is a beautiful cast glass work by French sculptural artist Antoine Rault.

‘Orographie’ is the physical geography of mountains, their features, and formations. The sculpture is 30 cm tall and 20 cm wide, so it makes a strong statement when used as a centrepiece.

The piece fizzes with intrigue and draws the eye to its core to explore the symmetry of the two cascades. An enlivening sculpture that will work well in any new interior design upgrade.

Glass Paste Sculpture – Artist

Antoine Rault glass artist from France began his epic journey into glass well over two decades ago. Antoine started his career by learning as much about glass-blowing techniques as he could, using glass cane and a blowtorch. 

By mastering the fundamentals of blown glass, Antione also became adept at the different ways that glass could be transformed and its essential matter shaped into a myriad of forms. 

He was left with a strong technical foundation and prowess but also a deep-felt love for the motions and changes of glass mass and matter in every state.

When the artist thinks of glass and its animating force, he often recalls how he was drawn to its unique physical and chemical characteristics, and also its tenacious and unpredictable character, and the joy of mixing and composing, building relationships, and interacting with its material qualities over time.

For many years, Antoine Rault has worked with a variety of complementary techniques, such as glass paste, cutting, and polishing, to expand his repertoire of shapes, colours, and textures. 

These divergent techniques and deep knowledge of the essence of glass have inspired Antoine to balance and counterbalance, to use organic form and mathematical geometry to enchant the viewer and draw in their mind’s eye to a panoply of artistic questions that are hinted at within the glass core. Sometimes playful, sometimes forceful, but always poetic and triggering more questions than answers. 

Influenced by poets like Yan Zoritchak, Antione writes his sonnets through the heat of the blowtorch, kiln, and furnace and uses one glass mass in place of a thousand words.

Antoine Rault Glass Artist Statement

“For 20 years, I have been exploring the trails of glass. I draw from this alchemical material with infinite possibilities, the energy of my creations. From taut lines to undulating curves, my creations are imbued with a modern and sober aesthetic. Colours and transparency, opacity and shine, I like to play with the optical contrasts that glass offers.”

Weight 9 kg
Dimensions 20 × 7 × 27 cm


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