Eve George – Glass blower

 

BURGUNDY – 29 years old

 

Eve George graduated from Ecole Boulle in product design. Her interest in glass took shape during an internship at the National School of Industrial Creation which encouraged her to take a training course in glassblowing with a cane at the European Center for Research and Training in Glass Arts (CERFAV) where she passed her CAP (vocational training certificate) in glassmaking.

 

A complementary training as a designer-creator in art craft allowed her, acting as an incubator, to open Atelier George in August 2017 in collaboration with her partner Laurent Fichot. In parallel with her experimental approaches and fascinated by the singularity/uniqueness of the unique piece, she creates collections of interior objects.

 

With 50% of her orders coming from abroad, her workshops’ main clients are galleries, architects and designers. Occasionally, Eve works as a freelance artistic director in product and graphic design for Hermès Decoration or Nestlé.

 

Eve devotes part of her time to exploring design and glass techniques and researching and creating unique pieces. Digital technologies have enabled her to model parametric patterns, and to print them in 3D in order to produce new tools: recycled glass blown in a modular mould, folded paper mould, optical moulds, 3D printing of PLA elements.

 

Eve was the laureate of the Jeune Création Métiers d’Art Prize 2018 and the Jeune Talent Prize, Departmental Council of the Côte d´Or in 2019.

 

 

Will to transmit

 

Eve George is a regular speaker at the CERFAV in the context of the “glass designer” training course on the theme of entrepreneurship. She participates in round tables about digital technology as part of the reform of training in arts and crafts.

Eve teaches at the FabLab glass, at the CERFAV, to allow young glassmakers to appropriate digital tools and use them in the context of learning a craft.

She also works within the Nevers School of Applied Art (ESAAB), with DSAA students, on glass manufacturing and specialised material design.

Finally, Eve welcomes trainees, particularly within the framework of the glass blowing CAP.

 

 

The Fondation Rémy Cointreau enabled Eve George to acquire diamond tools for finishing (cutting, drilling, sanding, cold glass polishing), cutting wheels to equip a grinder and a saw blade.

 

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