Seed / Saad Sculpture

Lothar Böttcher

South Africa

Sculpture, Glass on Glass

Size: 7.5 W x 6.3 H x 3.9 D in

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2022 is the International Year of Glass. To celebrate this special year I created a glass sculpture loosely resembling a seed. The title Seed / Saad references both the English and Afrikaans word for seed. Seed / Saad is hand carved and polished from a chunk of optical glass. I hope my seed find fertile ground to grow into a large tree abundant with creative glass. Through my art I am keeping the long and deep traditions alive from when man started making marks on ochre till now. Every sculpture is a personal journey where the process to find the result makes me grow.

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Sculpture:Glass on Glass

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:7.5 W x 6.3 H x 3.9 D in

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Since the Glass Art & Design department opened at the Tshwane University of Technology in 1994 Lothar has been instrumental in giving glass a “voice” as an expressive medium. In 2000 Lothar qualified as Glasschleifer (cold worker - cut, carve and polish of glass) at the Staatliche Glasfachschule Hadamar, Germany. Since 2001 his company, Obsidian Glass, offers high-quality design and craftsmanship of hand made glass products. In 2019 he concluded his Master Course parts I & II at the Glasfachschule Zwiesel, Germany. His sculptures and work are revered in South Africa and internationally in private and public collections. Lothar is represented in the Pretoria Art Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass (USA), Glasmuseum Frauenau (Germany), Glasmuseum Hadamar (Germany) and Glasmuseum Lette (Germany). Pocket Lens, a sculpture commenting on our digital lives, is part of the New Glass Now exhibition. This internationally acclaimed exhibition of selected contemporary glass works, celebrating the Corning Museum of Glass’ 40th anniversary of the New Glass Review publication, was recently shown at the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Washington DC. New Glass Now is currently part of the International Year of Glass festivities at the Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan. Lothar has curated numerous glass exhibitions in South Africa. Most notably, the Blow Your Sculpture project, which has had several iterations over the years at the Pretoria Art Museum. He is currently curator for the United Nations International Year of Glass exhibition titled Fired Up! - Celebrating Southern African Glass Art, which will be held from the 3rd of September until 30 October 2022 at the Pretoria Art Museum. Website: lotharbottcher.com

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