Fleur Grenier completed her M.A. on the Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery course at London’s Royal College of Art in 1996. She has since established a studio in WestSussex. Fleur belongs to the Sussex Guild, the Surrey Guild, and the Contemporary Glass Society. She is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers.
Glassblowing is a new skill for Fleur. It was in 2013 that she began incorporating it into her work, and her passion and excitement about the change are reflected in the way it has taken her designing in a fresh direction. Fleur’s designs are distinctively sculptural in style, with movement and fluidity the chief influences. Both elements are captured in each piece, and by combining pewter with hand-blown glass she demonstrates how the two materials complement each other perfectly.
Her current range emerges from a series of drawings of molten lava. The pewter swirls and moves, while the glass often looks as if it is flowing over the pewter. Other pieces not only evoke this flow but highlight the intense variations of colour between the static cooled lava and the pouring lava stream.
In November 2015 Fleur received the MADE Craft & Design Magazine award for her pewter and glass creations – a wonderful accolade for this new dimension of Fleur’s work.