Artwork > Press Glass Explorations

Affection
press glass, hot sculpted
11" x 7" x 4"
2017
Above and Below
press glass, hot sculpted
11" x 9" x 4.5"
2017
Confrontation
press glass, hot sculpted
15" x 9" x 4"
2017
Devotion
pressed glass, hot sculpted
8" x 7.5" x 4"
2017
Passing
pressed glass, hot sculpted
13.5" x 8" x 4"
2017
Feast
press glass, hot sculpted
12.5" x 10" x 4"
2017
Discord
press glass, hot sculpted
11.5" x 6.5" x 4"
2017
Assurance
press glass, hot sculpted
8" x 7" x 4"
2017
Convention
press glass, hot sculpted
2017
Neglect
press glass, hot sculpted
2017
Encounter
press glass, hot sculpted
2017
Compassion
press glass, hot sculpted
2017
Withdraw
press glass, hot sculpted
2017

I am very interested in the process of factory press glass. Over the past seven years I have been researching the machinery and tools, and after acquiring a hundred year old hand press in 2013, I have been able to learn how to press my own forms. Through this history of glassmaking I aim to explore innovative ways to create sculpture with future plans of larger installations.

For this recent body of work I focused on a duck factory mold that was originally used as a cover to a small dish. I wanted to alter the product to give the form character and emotion. I also explored how to contextualize the form into a surrounding, which led me back to hot glass as a raw material. The fresh ladle of glass contrasts the factory press glass process and also gives the duck a water puddle to swim.

Jennifer A. Halvorson