material play in glass

Material Vortex

Part of my work at the Hyundai Research Fellowship // 2022

Enveloping Phragmites australis, an invasive species of grass with experiments in glass.

Learning about different processes including hot casting, glass blowing and flameworking with glass artists at Wheaton Arts, PA and artist/educator Jocelyn Prince. This experiment used a combination of glass blowing and flameworking. The former was used to create a glass vessel to insert the Phragmites grass while the substance is still hot, allowing for the grass to turn into ash. The ash was then embedded in marbles of size 0.5-0.8 inches creating amorphous forms in the glass.

Material Vortex was showcased as part of Sustainable Futures: Co-creating With Nature exhibit, a research collaborative between RISD and Hyundai Motor Group.

Macropod Results

Behind the scenes

Sustainable Futures Exhibit