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Tora Urup: In Colours and Layers

Jan 28, 2016

Danish glass artist Tora Urup’s work questions conventional understanding of how material reacts.

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Text by Lise Coirier
Photography by Stuart Mclntyre

Tora Urup is a Danish independent glass designer and artist working with different manufacturers, individual craftsmen and factories in the Czech Republic and Japan. Channelling an intimate approach, she focuses on how we might experience and perceive common objects anew, both as functional and individual pieces. Her glass pieces could be described as ‘visual interpretations of the known objects.’

Urup exploits the structure, colour and thickness of glass to produce a body of work that questions our conventional understanding of how this material reacts. Her pieces are often shown at Galerie Maria Wettergren in Paris, France. She is also the co-founder of Butik for Borddækning, a gallery and shop specialized in tableware in Copenhagen, Denmark. •

Glass Is Tomorrow is a European network, which aims at establishing more fluid exchange of knowledge and competencies between glass and design professionals in the north, south, east and west of Europe. Glass Is Tomorrow is initiated and organized by Brussels-based creative agency Pro Materia, which also publishes TLmagazine with Paris-based publishing house Bookstorming.

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Tora Urup: Clear Cylinder with Floating Cooper Bowl.
Blue and Blue Layers
Blue and Blue Layers
Clear Cylinder with Floating Cooper Bowl
Clear Cylinder with Floating Cooper Bowl
Clear Mat Cylinder with Floating Azure-Blue Bowl
Clear Mat Cylinder with Floating Azure-Blue Bowl
Dish Azure Blue and Clear
Dish Azure Blue and Clear
Dish lacquered and Clear
Dish lacquered and Clear
Clear Layers
Clear Layers
Azure and Clear Layers
Azure and Clear Layers

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