Region:South West England
Technique:Casting, Kiln work, Leaded and stained
Discipline:Architectural, Fine art, Jewellery
Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Networking, Workshops
My latest work, the ‘Unhandy’ Collection combines cast and blown glass to create a limited collection of pieces inspired by arthritis and the affect it can have on being able to handle everyday objects.
Anyone who has ever tried to drink from the latte or espresso glasses favoured by most coffee shops will empathise with a person who suffers from arthritis or involuntary tremors in their hands.
What is fiddly for most of us becomes virtually impossible for them. I have heard of one lady who takes her own mug so she doesn’t have to suffer the embarrassment of spilling coffee everywhere.
The ‘Unhandy’ collection is a light-hearted comment on these annoying vessels.
'Recruitment' 2015 , Image: Cassandra Horsley
The 'Unhandy' Collection , Image: Paul Mounsley