the final exhibition of our work was presented along side the other design students from this summer's Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) at the beautiful Architecture School of the Royal Academy.
our final assignment was to create a centerpeice bowl for which i made a bowl which drapes ontop of an oversized beaded necklace. the bowl is not attached to the beads so that it can be picked up and moved around the necklace.
the series on the right are double walled vessels - they were made by first blowing a bubble (bottle) and then reheating the bottom, sucking in rather then blowing to make the bottom convexed, then adding hot glass to the bottom and inserting peiced of wood and graphit to form and distort the glass inside. i would have loved more time to keep creating these abstract worlds inside a bottle.
i found this pinecone-like flower to suite my graal vase nicely
other then glass, DIS had a furniture program (which each student designs and makes a chair) and an architecture program. here are some of my favorites...
tawney hixson's chair (above), studiomate at Pratt
Binsei Numao, also a Pratt Studiomate
note that they only had two weeks in the shop to make the chair + all of his joints are hand carved(!)
Il Rae Kim's chair, also a studiomate at Pratt
with a built in foot rest
Yoshiko Iobe, a Pratt Interior Design Masters student
wonder if this doorway (below) at school influenced the chair this design