Glass Blowing at Ajeto in Lindava, Czech Republic

This week Max was in Lindava, Czech Republic at the Ajeto Glassworks facilities. In just one day, 6 glass globes (weighing approximately 35 kilos each) were blown. The globes are a commissioned job for a residential architectural project. In two weeks the forms should be properly annealed and ready for pick up and transit back to the UK….

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Qipao Dress completes return journey to Shanghai

  • On November 9, 2013 ·
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Qipao Dress completes return journey to Shanghai

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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Fertile Landscapes

  • On June 28, 2008 ·
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For the ‘Untold Stories’ Solo show at Zest Gallery in May I created a new series of pieces in cast crystal using the female figure as inspiration. Here the sections of the body that were cast from life are rendered almost abstract. Being tightly framed within a block that allows us to see beneath the…

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Latest Figure, Patchwork Man

  • On August 6, 2007 ·
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It has been some time since we produced a new hanging figure at the Workshop. The green patch-worked Albion Figure has been shown in several exhibitions both indoors and out and has been well received. Last year I was asked by a private client if I would be willing to adapt the patchwork theme in…

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Elite MD Trophies

  • On August 3, 2007 ·
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From time to time the studio is asked to design and manufacture a trophy or prestigious award. We are able to do this because the numbers required (between ten and thirty) suit our manufacturing techniques so our clients can see them as a special edition. Probably our best known creation is the MOBO Award for…

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