Thursday, May 24, 2012

Steffen Dam

I am currently installing a project in Nantucket (see a couple of tweets here), and I am sure I'm not alone when I say that this is always the best - and most stressful - part of a project. I love seeing everything come together and all the months of hard work and planning finally become a home.  This is also the time when we designers run around finding those last little bits and pieces that are going to accessorize and pull the project together perfectly.  Last week I posted on the incredible Annie Turner, and revisiting her work after a few months reminded me of another artist whose work I truly admire.

Steffen Dam is a glass maker extraordinaire! He was experimenting with this incredible material and different techniques - making bubbles, ash marks, etc. - when he discovered truly beautiful and inspiring shapes being formed within the glass.  As you can see from the images below his work is totally unique and breathtaking.  In being surrounded by all things nautical here in Nantucket my mind was drawn to his pieces (image below) that looks like jellyfish and underwater invertebrates frozen in time. What a beautiful collection these would make, and what a truly unique take on this difficult material Steffen has.  I hope you all enjoy his work and creativity as much as I do.


1 comment:

  1. Lovely post. I have seen his work and as you say, it is glorious!!!! Have a good weekend. R


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