I combine a number of techniques to create the 'Unhandy' collection. The main latte glass starts with casting the fingers.
I make wax models of my own fingers from which I build moulds and fire small pieces of glass in a kiln at high temperature until they are done. They look quite 'spooky' when they have just been released from the mould.
Once they have been cold-worked to knock off the rough edges, the glass fingers are heated in a kiln while the main part of the latte glass is blown and formed.
The fingers are taken out of the kiln and a 'blob' of molten glass is used to attach them to the latte glass.
The final pieces are cooled slowly in a kiln while I wait to discover how they have come out. Each one is different and each one a surprise.
And each one is very 'unhandy' to pick up.