Éclats de verre

Glass traditions in Normandy from the sixteenth century to today

Author: Caroline Louet  (led by)

Authors: Mylène Beaufils, Philippe Chéron, Matthieu Le Goïc, Caroline Louet, Eric Louet, Marie-Françoise Michel, Stéphane Palaude, Michel Philippe, Sébastien Roncin, Dominique Vitrat

Published in: 2017

Type: Exhibition catalogue

Editor: Musée des Traditions et Arts Normands - Château de Martainville

Number of pages: 100 pages

Dimensions: 22 x 32 cm

ISBN: 978-2-954561-4-9

Price: €13

Summary: Published for the Éclats de verre exhibition, presented successively in 2017 and 2018 at the Musée des Traditions et Arts Normands - Château de Martainville, and then at the Conches Local Heritage Museum, this catalogue tells the story of Norman glassmaking traditions from the sixteenth century until today. Before the French Revolution, glassware was reserved for noble families, and glassworks were located on the edge of forests, producing flat glass or hollow glassware. In the nineteenth century, the glassmaking industry turn towards household glassware and bottles, especially in the Valley of the Bresle and in the Orne. In the twentieth century, artistic glassmaking took its place in glassworks and Norman studios. Today though, glass is a modern material that has technical, environmental, and aesthetic qualities in the twenty-first century, thus giving it many different uses in industry, architecture or contemporary glass arts.



Éclats de verre