Totem vase #2 Plum
Artist: Marie-Victoire Winckler
In Tunis, she meets Lamia Bous Nina, director of the Musk and Amber Gallery. They decide to work together on an a series of objects rooted in traditional Tunisian craftsmanship, enhancing local techniques through a modern design combining different crafts.
While researching local know-how, she comes across textured blown glass and decides to combine it with traditional ceramic.
From this search came a series of vases, using glass as a sort of textile contouring the vase like a light dress, and adding an element of ceramic as a decorative accessory.
The interest of this glass is first of all it's ambiguity, between fabric and marble, between something hard and something soft, but also to be a material that lives differently depending on the hour you look at it: somme times translucide sometime opaque.