Millefiori / DMG (digitally made glass) is the next logical, or perhaps illogical, step towards trying to capture some of the light, life and vibrancy that you will find in studio glass, on paper. Inspired by a visit to Murano, and the millefiori works that are made there. Millefiori tend to be quite small glass works, often paperweights, broadly made by cutting lengths of multi coloured glass rods, and fusing them into larger pieces, dense with colour, intricacy and detail.
Taking that inspiration as my starting point, I’ve made a fairly random collection of glazed pebbles, and set them within a circular form, with no particular rhythm outside of the four circles that contain them. Each is then sculpted internally to contain a four, five, six or seven pointed star form, with a kind of abstracted flower at it’s core. It’s probably the most complex piece I’ve built to date, and really needs to be seen at scale, in the flesh, to really understand the detail and colour that it contains.