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The museum glass workshop

The glass workshop museum in Sars Poteries has the largest collection of glass works in France made by international contemporary artists. This rich collection alternates figurative sculptures and transparent, translucent or opaque abstract works. Playing on their ability to fool the eye, they highlight all the infinite possibilities of expression offered by glass.

The museum's collections have been formed around these expressive qualities. The museum also has a large collection of "practice" works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries — unique, one-off pieces that the workers of Sars Pottery created on their break time, separate from the of industrial production and fascinating to look at.

These works symbolise the creative potential of glass, and are the foundational collection of a museum dedicated to artistic creation, showing the link between the official, historical output of Sars Poteries and the contemporary work of today's artists in this versatile material.

 

Opened the weekends and the every day during school holidays, except Tuesday, of 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 at 18:00.

 

Musée - Atelier départemental du verre
1 rue du Général de Gaulle B.P. 2
59216 Sars Poteries
Tel: +33 (0)3 59 73 16 16 - Fax: +33 (0)3 59 73 16 17- museeduverre@cg59.fr - 
www.cg59.fr
 
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