overflow collection

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.

for Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Hiroshi Iwasaki