The Chemistry Department's glassblowing workshop has a long tradition of working with glass, particularly for experimental purposes requiring the use of non-commercial glassware.

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Héloïse Colrat, the new glassblower in post since autumn 2023, was initially trained in cane glassblowing at Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg in France.

In 2021, she took a closer look at glassblowing with a blowtorch, and it was then that she discovered its application to scientific glassmaking. Keenly interested in this blend of craftsmanship and science, she began training at Lycée Dorian in Paris, one of the last public training courses in scientific glassblowing in Europe. Graduating in June 2023, she will take over the glassblowing workshop at the University of Liège, previously run by Alice Dubus.



In memory of Alice Dubus

Alice Dubus (1980 - 2022) was a glassblower in the Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Science for 19 years. This video, shot a few years ago, looks back at her early days in the workshop and shows what her day-to-day work was like.

Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday, 8.30am - 5pm.

Glassblowing workshop

Héloïse Colrat

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updated on 4/4/24

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