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Inspired by French Master artist in glass and painter Maurice Marinot after a visit to the V & A glass collection, the "MM" bottles are always unique. Everything you make by hand is obviously "unique", but some pieces you try to make within certain tolerances of size or shape or decoration - these become roughly speaking ranges that you can replicate. We started off with our "seagrass" pattern on this bottle. Marinot's bottles always had "heft", while retaining a balance. Its a bit of a juggle, I have always liked heavy glass, I enjoy the contrast with between a transparent material - that should be light - and the reality. Works like these are made without the same constraints, the pieces are more process led, there is a greater allowance. A learning curve, without quite knowing what the lesson is.
Marinot produced seemingly simple forms that have an innate symmetry, and although there are many different forms, they are all part of the same family.
I have always been drawn to the "bottle" as a vessel. But in these pieces the "bottle" is just a starting point for the piece.