Xavier Le Normand

What interests me in the glass is its plasticity. It allows me to imitate any material! 

Xavier Le Normand blows the hot and... the cold!

Contemporary glass artist, Xavier Le Normand blows hot glass to create organic volumes. He then sculpts them cold, an aesthetic characteristic of his creations. It plays on the shapes, the translucency of the glass and reveals layers of colour.

The artist plays with matter between translucency, often hidden from view, and opacity. Pieces of refined simplicity that invite you to touch, to dream. In a constant search for know-how and innovation, the artist visits the workshops of master glassmakers around the world. He will teach for a while in Japan (Tokyo) where he will find great inspiration in tradition and nature.

Trained in the traditional art of glassmaking with cane and pruning in Lorraine, European glassmaker, Xavier Le Normand, thanks to his residencies abroad, his taste for innovation and the search for new technologies, has developed a world of his own.

Exhibited at the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Palais de Tokyo, winner of the 2009 Liliane-Bettencourt Prize for the Intelligence of the Hand, he is one of the most important contemporary glass artists.

Works by Xavier Le Normand

Unique piece of blue glass by Xavier Le Normand, contemporary glass artist.

Candy - blue

Xavier Le Normand

Bright colour, round and smooth shape, the artist takes us into a playful world!

Unique piece of blue glass by Xavier Le Normand, contemporary glass artist.

Candy - light blue

Xavier Le Normand

Soft colour, round and smooth shape, the artist takes us into a playful universe! 

Yellow tinted glass piece
by Xavier Le Normand, french glassblowing artist.

Candy - Yellow

Xavier Le Normand

Bright colour, round and smooth shape, the artist takes us into a playful world!

Galet

Xavier Le Normand

Opaline - Blown and cut glass with a pearly appearance. In the centre, a depression digs into the piece and captures the light.

Glass piece by the french glass blower artist Xavier Le Normand.

Imprints

Xavier Le Normand

Like a volcanic stone, this piece of glass is covered with a multitude of craters, carved one by one by the glass artist. 

Piece of blown and sculpted glass by Xavier Le Normand, french glassblowing artist.

Jellyfish

Xavier Le Normand

Piece of blown and sculpted glass. Like the transparent body of the jellyfish...

Glass piece with green metallic reflections by the french artist Xavier Le Normand.

Scales - green

Xavier Le Normand

Piece of blown glass whose shape takes us to the depths of the ocean. The surface patterns like fish scales. reveal the green metallic reflections of the 2nd layer of glass. 

Glass piece by  Xavier Le Normand, french glassblowing artist.

Scales - orange

Xavier Le Normand

Piece of blown glass whose shape takes us to the depths of the ocean. The surface patterns like fish scales reveal the metallic reflections of the 2nd layer of glass. 

Stries

Xavier Le Normand

Black blown and sculpted glass, silver patina. The striations bring movement and texture to the piece.