On Saturday, February 13, 2022 we visited Gallery artist Mathieu Grodet in his Studio in Northern Ontario
Grodet is a glass artist living and working in Ontario, Canada. Born in Orleans, France, he first studied art at the Visual Art Institute of Orleans before discovering glass in 1999. Grodet apprenticed in some of Europe’s leading glass studio’s. It was here where he fell in love with classical Venetian techniques. Grodet’s work includes Venetian style thin goblets, original enamel drawings on glass, murrini, and various glass creations. With all his work, he attempts to bring the past of glass together with the present – the outside world inside. His work explores themes of contradiction, power, duality and the absurdity of life.
His work is in private collections across Europe and North America and can be seen at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Art Institute of Chicago