This term has been pretty stressful. In the sense of time and deadlines more than anything.
Starting the year, we pretty much needed to know exactly what we were going to be making for our degree show at the end of the year.
In a way, this was really good because having a deadline makes me work faster and plan better. But there are thing I can’t really plan for. Stress also blocks me sometimes.
At the beginning of the term, I really thought I was going to be working with the garden chair I designed last year. In one of the presentations we had to do, I realised (not all on my own) that I didn’t actually have the skills necessary to carry such project. Things always look different on paper and maquettes than they do in reality.
I love working with glass. I think glass is such a versatile material that the possibilities are infinite.
The reason I decided to work with recycled glass, relates to my dissertation on sustainability. Plus I had done some work with it last year and wanted to keep exploring. On the other hand, I have always been fascinated with lights and what they transmit.
A LOT OF PATIENCE NEEDED. Because it takes time. From collecting it, crushing it (was told off for doing so in uni) firing it and then actually working with it (plus making, firing, glueing and covering moulds). But I love it.
It is a work in progress. Now that I know glass temperatures (more or less) my plan is to work on designs for the new year so I can start working on them when we get back from the holidays.