Material Matters: Sand and Ash, Silica and Flux

Phoebe Stubbs

Phoebe Stubbs discusses the making of a story of its own telling in her exploration of two projects in art and design that investigate the key components of glass manufacture in works that act as reminders of the complexity of place in glass related to the earth’s resources we share.

“Mou considered the composition of the glass recipe as a way of putting together a story about the area over time: its trade history, geological composition, our glass history’s design, form, and color. Speaking about the many discoveries she made while working on the project, remarked, “Materials aren’t just materials – they’re in fluid transition over geological time”. When raw materials are considered in time-frames as vast as these, place as a notion becomes as fluid as glass”.

Published December 2019 by GASnews.

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