Henry Scheinin

Filigree Glass

 
Untitled, diam: 29cm
Untitled, diam: 39cm
Untitled, diam: 39cm
Emanation II, diam: 42cm

 
 
Trying to picture an absolute is said to help understanding the whole. 
"Filigree Glass" was created under 1996 and 1997; first by sketching and carefully studying the tradition of making filigree glass, properties of colour and especially glass colour, and then with the studio work.

The experiment itself was conducted by using four different metal oxides, oxides of iron, manganese, copper and cobalt. The colours created were then used to make filigree cane, which in turn, was used making the objects.

Before starting out with the colours I had already designed the form of objects which can typed as bowl and plate. The functionality of these archaic shaped objects is evident, becoming a statement, an allegory in the post-modern context. Studio glass and free blown glass are a suitable medium for both material experimentation and artistic expression.

Henry Scheinin


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