The Whole Bowl explores the limits of functional and non-functional objects. While the bowls are aesthetically pleasing, they are functionally restrictive. The Whole Bowl’s design overrides practicality.
The Whole Bowls are blown glass forms that are then cut and cold worked. Each one is unique allowing the form to dictate the number and placement of the holes. The interior bright colour draws you into the form. The contrast of the inside and outside space, as well as the contrast in function and design, creates an interesting and unique object.
I began making this design in 2008.
This series is entitled The Slice Bowl. This is a design that has grown out of The Whole Bowl Series. These bowls are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Each bowl is unique with two cuts sliced across the top of the bowl on an angle to create peaks that accentuate the contrast of the interior and exterior colour. The sliced lip of the bowl offers a sharp contrast to the soft curve of the bowl.
I began making these glass badges as part of the Machine in the Garden exhibition. I had extra pieces of material and did not want any to go to waste. These little beauties were the result of reusing the excess, and trying to make some wearable artworks that were affordable.
If I had unlimited access to a hot glass studio I would make cane cups. I really enjoy the process of pulling cane, and picking the canes up in a 'roll up'. I usually plan to have 20 minutes to 'spare' at the end of a session to make a new cup.
These vases were my first product that I designed in my first year as a design associate in the JamFactory Glass studio in 2004. I wanted to explore form, colour, and hand made decals. I like how the decals looked like tattoos on glass.
This is a collection of images of work I made as a student in my undergrad studies.