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GLASS FABRIK

in Nantes

From Lady Dior to the Voyage à Nantes

PRESENTED ON DEC 17, 2013
IN NANTES @ VOL 7

Glass-Fabrik is a craft studio of experiment and production of works and glass objects in the service of the creators. According to the formal, functional and economic , Glass-fabrik proposes an approach by the resear  and the techniques adapted among the extent of the possibilities of shaping of the glass. A network of professional partners in the craft environment allows Glass-fabrik to follow the project in her entire production and to favor the meeting between the persons receiving benefits (providers) in the service of the work. (in French)

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The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass

BY FRANZ HELLWIG
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass."

Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 21th, 2015. 

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The Creative Evolution of the Colouring Book Lady

BY MEL ELLIOT
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"If anybody would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say 'I want to go to the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore.' I had no idea where Kensington Gore was. I didn't care where it was, I just wanted to go there. I had a book about from the Royal College of Art and I loved the people in it, and I wanted to be one of those people."

In The Creative Evolution of the Coloring Book Lady from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1Mel Elliott takes us on a journey from her childhood dream to attend The Royal College of Art, to an early project for an advertising agency, to self publishing a Kate Moss colouring books and beyond. She continues to grow her business "I Love Mel" and practice, developing a range of products including temporary tattoos, t-shirts and card games.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015. 

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Jan Falta's Glass Works

BY JAN FALTA
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Czech glass artist Jan Falta presents about his work.

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The Afterlife of Materials

BY JEAN-PAUL FARES
IN BEIRUT

Jean-Paul Fares is a product designer, recycled-art designer and creator of JPDesign. By giving an afterlife to discarded objects, Jean-Paul reveals the aesthetics properties of waste materials and transforms them into sculptures and designs. 

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I AM a Bag Lady

BY LESLEY SAGER
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

"One of the things we want to do is bring people together."

In I AM a Bag Lady  at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20Lesley Sager shares the stories of the Kenyan women whom have inspired her while volunteering in Africa. They are smart, creative, and hardworking but what they do not know is that they are artisans. With their beautiful hand crafted bags, they have woven their ways into Lesley's heart and have uplifted their community with their creativity and passion for education. 

Lesley is a Faculty Associate and Interior Designer for the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also owns a NPGO called MGS. 

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Alternative materials that Ma-tt-er

BY SEETAL SOLANKI
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Seetal Solanki, founder of materials reserach consultancy Ma-tt-er, gave this PechaKucha talk during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and showcased the weird and wacky wonders of using alternative products to create materials and alternative materials to create products - confused? - well watch and Seetal will tell you and it will all make sense! 

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The Transformative Power Of Glass

BY PEARL DICK
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

"People of color are largely underrepresented in the glass art world so, I sought to change that ratio."

In The Transformative Power Of Glass from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 40, Artist and Educator Pearl Dick uses glassblowing to empower at risk youth in Chicago.

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La mode à deux vitesses

BY MARIE WEBER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2018

Marie Weber confronte le temps de la création du designer, rythmé par les changements de la mode, avec le temps de la fabrication de l'artisan, qu'elle apprend à équilibrer habilement dans son métier de Designer souliers.

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20 years of product development in 20 slides

BY CATHERINE COX
@ VOL 43 ON SEP 05, 2017

Catherine Cox stumbled in to product development 20 years ago after working on special projects at the Reader and owning a craft store.   She has developed products from dolls to Adirondack chairs ever since.