Design Workshop at Waterford City of Glass, Ireland- September 2015
I was invited by Róisín de Buitléar- artist and leader of the Irish Glass community to participate a design workshop at @waterfordcrystal and later the symposium#FutureLegacy - Contemporary contexts for Glass in Tourism,Design & Technologies.
We workshop entailed going into the Waterford Crystal Factory to design a contemporary homeware piece using discarded glass from the factory production. I decided I wanted to design a 'portable chandelier' which later on became 'Crystal Lantern'.
Between Maurice Scanlon (master cutter) in the photo and Greg Sullivan (master engraver) they facilitated the production of our prototypes and the design started to come together. This is the base of my lantern being cut. These were left-over pieces of Crystal from the Waterford factory production, so we repurposed them into a new product.
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