Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


L.A Galerie - Ada Loumani

Manufacture of decorative glass objects
Place de l'Eglise
06560 Valbonne
Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur

Ada Loumani specialises in glass-blowing using the Graal technique. This involves successive hot and cold work to produce effects of depth within the piece.

Ada Loumani has developped a technique which requires a combination of artistru, technical skill and demanding physical work. The first stage consists of blowing a nucleus, firing it, then painting on the decoration. The process involves continually reheating the nucleus and coating it in fresh layers of glass, before blowing it into its final shape. Each stage is lengthy and risky, as each cycle of refiring produces pressure and tension within the layers of glass. The result: vases with paintwork suspended within thick glass, which intensifies the depth and resonance of the colours.