Lætitia Jacquetton‘s creations are oriented towards a Japanese aesthetic, whose crafts, gardens, and architecture influence her. It was in Okinawa that she first experimented with glassblowing. Inspired by the Mingei movement and the writing of Yanagi Sōetsu, she began working with glass using canes, a complex technique that requires years of practice.
She continued her glassblowing training in Murano, and now works in workshops in France and Italy. Her love of nature has led her to use “wild” rocks collected from riverbeds and mountainsides, being particularly careful to never disturb the natural environment from which they come.
Lætitia Jacquetton’s quest for a balance between glass and stone is a constant theme in her work, as she combines two materials with opposing properties in her sculptures. Rock, hard and porous, is softened by the transparency and fragility of glass, embracing mineral faces with fluidity and sensuality.
Her 2023 series Anthropocene introduces a new element to her sculptures: the kiln brick. Present in every glass factory with traditional furnaces, these bricks are regularly replaced, but are now tending to disappear. Acting as an intermediary between stone and glass, this material is also an illustration of the relationship between nature and culture, bearing witness to the human gesture on Earth.