Music of the Spheres: Just Glass, The Art of the Possible, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery Jan 23rd-March 8th 2014

  • On January 18, 2014 ·
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Music of the Spheres has been especially made for this exhibition as a collaboration with Jeff Rogers and Mimi Norrgren. Inspired by Sir John Soane and referencing his interest in classical architecture and proportion we have used a system of spheres that increase in size according to the Fibonacci sequence. This internal chamber is shrouded…

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New Wrapped Decanters

  • On November 9, 2013 ·
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We recently completed two new decanters to add to the the original wrapped Decanter that is now in Hong Kong. These core cast pieces use an original cut crystal decanter as the negative shape inside the casting. This can be glimpsed through the  wrappings that enclose a space around around the decanter. It is a…

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Qipao Dress completes return journey to Shanghai

  • On November 9, 2013 ·
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On Friday 11th October I arrived in Shanghai with the glass Qipao dress that we had been working on for the past three months. She had been carefully separated into a torso section and a skirt section and boxed with a solid casing of insulating spray foam.(the perspex stand was traveling in a separate 2…

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Qipau Dress part 2: Ongoing Progress

  • On May 24, 2013 ·
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The dress continued to make progress through the latter part of April and into May with most of the activity in the cold working area as we cut up the panels into separate patchwork plates, drilled a network of tiny holes and started re assembling back into the dress form. As a bit of fun…

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Work in Progress: Qipau Dress for International Fashion Education Centre, Shanghai, April/May 2013

  • On May 24, 2013 ·
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In March the Glassforms Studio embarked on a major commission, a sculpture in slump moulded glass of a traditional Chinese Qipau dress. The piece has been commissioned by the Shanghai International Fashion Education Centre as a focal point for the Library of their brand new building, still under construction (see pic >www.shangtex.biz/en/InfoList/M27293215/P34366818.shtml). Max’s design for…

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