“I am interested in exploring ideas of relationships, love and space between people,” says Desgenétez. “I also want to consider our connection to the sense of touch in an abstract way. In a time when when the culture of society is becoming more cosmetic than practical, the relevance of the hand and the ‘hand-made’ is in question. The hand of the maker is so far removed that many people forget its existence. I strive to celebrate my relationship to the medium, and therefore my relationship to a long heritage of makers, a whole history of skills, by infusing my work with reverence to the history of blown glass through a rigorous technical approach.”
Nadège Desgenétez is a visual artist, a glassblower, and an educator. Born in France, Desgenétez currently lives in Australia where she teaches at the prestigious Glass Workshop of the Australian National University in Canberra.