This is the piece that got me hooked on the process of pâte-de-verre- a traditional technique of pressing finely ground glass powders and frits into a mould, allowing for precise placement of colour. This piece is cast from a crumpled disposable coffee cup and questions our relationship to objects and environmental waste. The delicate fragility of the glass enhances the sense of ephemerality, beauty and value. This is in stark contrast to the original cup which, although 'disposable' could take more than 50 years to decompose.
This piece measures 11 x 9 x 8 cm