Designer glass for body & home
balanced on the boundary between design and art
Handmade locally in Zürich Switzerland
“Atelier #315 founder Dr. Julie Anne Denton who is originally from the Isle of Man known as the jewels of the celtic kingdom, has been working in glass since 2000. She often works as a designer but also sells her individual pieces in venues such as the Saatchi gallery and Tate Britain. After her academic studies in glass & philosophy she completed her one year apprenticeship with glassblower Emilio Santini from the famous Italian island of Murano. Thereafter she extended her studies in the States. She learnt further (secret) techniques in glass from other four other famous glass artists, and she finally rounded off her education with Bertil Vallien of the renowned Swedish design house Kosta Boda (est. 1742). She shows her work in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, United States and France. Julie eventually settled in Zürich and opened her own firm atelier #315 in 2017. She works with a small team beside her who all care deeply about creating quality handmade pieces which resonate with her clients for their beauty, workmanship, and authenticity, which ties in, to eachof her collections individual stories."
Atelier #315 glass products for the luxury gift market are made by hand using a large glass burner which runs off oxygen and propane. It heats the glass at approximately 1'250°C. The glass comes in transparent rod form and can be bought, or made from raw materials which include heavy/precious metals, arsenic and sand. Further, there is a substantial coloured glass palette available, which is applied hot by hand in unison with the clear glass - This is how our original designs are achieved. Not only are we using commercially purchased glass from the United States, but we are also recycling glass bottles which we melt down to create half of our luxus products, in the pursuit of global environmental sustainability. Once our glass pieces have been made we must rest them in a hot oven for 24 hours. We do this to release the stress from the glass by cooling it down slowly. When the pieces are finished they are tested for both quality and beauty. Any pieces which do not make the grade are discarded.