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©Marco Lopulalan
©Marco Lopulalan
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©Marco Lopulalan
©Marco Lopulalan

Marco Lopulalan

  • Van Tetterode Glass studio
  • Glassblower
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Master Artisan
Marco Lopulalan Glassblower
Contact
Dutch, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+31 616695820
©Marco Lopulalan

Vibrant glassware

  • • Marco learned his craft from master blower Arie van Lopik
  • • His Moluccan roots influence his designs
  • • The Leerdam school is pivotal to his craft

Marco Lopulalan’s journey into glassmaking began with Royal Leerdam Crystal, learning the glassblowing craft according to the Leerdam School, taught by master blower Arie van Lopik. Up until 2019, Royal Leerdam Crystal was producing glass for the Dutch Royal Family. The designer Copier was the most popular at Leerdam, and to this day, Marco is the only glassblower who can reproduce Copier’s collection of work. He sees himself as a ’functional artist’ making objects he can reproduce. The secret to Marco’s success, according to him, lies in his ability to stay close to himself, staying open to sharing his knowledge and letting people into his beautiful world of glass. What he loves most about his craft is the glass itself, what it does and how it can be controlled.

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Works

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Baru Lama – De Bazel (1917)

Heliotrope Vase inspired by the Maastricht Crystal Union. The design language from the 1920s is appealing, especially the use of lines (Marco’s specialty in glassblowing). He has opted for classic colour use, which fits perfectly in the current time.

Height 14 cm
Diameter 15 cm

Photo: ©Marco Lopulalan
Baru Lama – De Bazel (1917)

Steel Blue vase. Inspiration taken from the Maastricht Crystal Union. The design language from the 1920s is very appealing, especially the use of lines (Marco’s specialty in glassblowing). He has opted for a classic use of colour, which fits current tastes.

Height 14 cm
Diameter 15 cm

Photo: ©Marco Lopulalan
Dali

Amber vase with internal optical lines, typical for the Leerdam style. To create this effect, two moulds were used; an optical mould of steel and a wooden mould that determines the shape of the vase. The difficulty is in keeping the lines straight. The use of colour is classical but fits current trends.

Height 47 cm
Diameter 22 cm

Photo: ©Marco Lopulalan
Balustra

Gold Brown Vase based on the pillars that you find in a balustrade, which explains the name. This golden-brown colour was often used in the 1920s. Back then it was often used for vases and dishes. It exudes a warm and chic look.

Height 33 cm
Diameter 20 cm

Photo: ©Marco Lopulalan
‘Ingrid’

Object shaped after Marco’s wife, inspired by maestro Lino Tagliapietra from Murano. The design is based on feminine shapes; round, full, and stylish. The Leerdam style is often more robust, so for his wife his aim was to produce a more graceful piece. Three different colours of green are used here.

Height 58 cm
Diameter 19 cm

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