This exhibition shows 14 examples of what can be achieved by varying one element in a making process – the mould. Materials such as ceramic wool, ceramic ribbon, ceramic tissue and carbon fibre were all used in the shaping of the glass in both wooden and metal outer moulds. The diversity in these materials is grounded in the use of the same tools, furnace, soda-lime glass, oven and craftsmen as Salviati uses in the production of its commercial collections.
To put the results of BTMs research in context, The Aram Gallery has invited Salviati to display a selection of its production pieces alongside the experimental vessels. This naturally invites comparison and enables our audience to better understand what effect these prototype moulds have had. To illuminate further on how each piece was made, a video of each vessel being blown runs in the background of the exhibition.
The Aram Gallery is interested in the way designers think and work. We use this exhibition as a case study to understand how experimentation within the parameters of a refined process, can both lead to exciting outcomes and possibilities for future innovation.
This exhibition is made possible with the kind support of Salviati