`column´ comprises a collection of seemingly unique objects made out of glass. They are of different heights and either blown in transparent, nude, olive or grey glass. Each object is a unique specimen, formed by the distinctive proficiency of a glassblower. Three flexible forms, made of steel pipes with different diameters allows the craftsman to press, fold, push or bend the glass in a controlled manner after blowing it fully into the flexible cage. Each mould provides therefore a prospective of an endless variety through forming the diameters.
‘column’ is a nod to the tradition of glassblowing and underlines the potential of that proficiency through its unique manufacturing process. Founded on the consideration of the relevance of crafts in an industrialised society, it embraces the quality of forming one of a kind objects. It was produced in the glass manufactory Harzkristall in Derenburg, Germany, where I had the opportunity to work directly with the craftsman Peter Kuchinke to develop a new process of forming glass with a flexible mould. His knowledge of the material and techniques helped me to rethink the process and apply a new procedure to form glass. ´column´is an object which can only be produced through the experienced hands of a craftsman.
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