Dale Hardiman + ACV Studio: Pin #2 Glass Manifesto
Materials: Brass, Glass
Dimensions: 80(l) x 20(w) mm
Friends are a collection of pins designed and made by ACV Studio from conversations and materials shared with Dale Hardiman from other creative friends from Tasmania and greater Australia. The Friends pins are a reminder that although during COVID we have been physically separated, we are a supportive community of creative practitioners. The pins can be worn day-to-day, or during video calls as a symbol of sharing and community during isolation.
"This is glass. It comes from the inside of our furnace and was formed by the circling vortex of flame and flying particles of the batch material that we use when melting glass. We are very particular about how we make the glass. Much time goes into it so that it is as clear and as bright as possible. It's all mathematics and chemistry - time and quality. Yet here is this slightly lumpy sharp little opaque piece that grew like a crystal over the seven years the furnace was in operation."
~ Glass Manifesto
Photo credit: courtesy of the artist; Emily Dimozantos, 2021.