Light it up
JAN PLECHAC & HENRY WIELGUS
Moulds is a collection of suspended lights, showcasing Czech crystal at its most resilient and lively form. The series capture a specific moment when molten glass resists its expected shape and freely escapes from the mould as a random, amorphous bubble. The energising effect of this series arises from the contrast of materials, using the traditional craft techniques of blowing crystal glass into a beech form. The composition of varied overblown shapes creates a particularly striking visual effect. Integrated LED light sources were set directly within the charred form, creating an impression that the heat and energy of the glassmaker’s kiln remained inside, in historic reference to the art of Czech glassmakers.