overflow collection

sketch / image
  • 2012.01
for Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Glass is formed when a free-flowing liquid hardens in place, creating a unique form. We placed plate glass into a frame with one section missing, and turned the sheet into molten glass by progressively heating it so that the molten glass would run from the missing section. By hardening the glass again at just that moment, the edge responds to surface tension, creating a table like a pool of water. The collection’s twelve tables vary in the amount of glass that overflows the frame and the position of the overflow.

238_overflow_collection_sketchoverflow_23overflow_14overflow_16overflow_01overflow_06 overflow_07 overflow_08 overflow_10 overflow_12 overflow_13 overflow_15
overflow_18 overflow_19 overflow_20 overflow_21
overflow_24 overflow_25overflow_all

Photographer : Hiroshi Iwasaki