When I began blowing glass, what I loved about the substance was its ability to bend and stretch its organic nature, which is what you see evident in a lot of the work I produce. Once I trained and refined my skills as a serious vessel blower and makers, what I discovered was the quirky nature of glass. I decided to design a range of enjoyable revolving high-end functional glassware – in particular, for wine products.
Growing up in South Australia surrounded by some of the best wine regions in the world drove my choice of functional product design. The Kinetic Range is inspired by the love of wine and creating enjoyable drink ware. The original design was the Red Wine Glass: its axis means the glass revolves in a circle, aerating the wine. Thin rimmed, easy to drink from mouth to nose, easy to hold. This finely crafted design serves as the perfect drink ware vessel.
From the red wine glass came the Revolving Decanter, inspired by the form of the red wine glass. The top classically swoops in with a thin pouring lip, and the shape is deceptively large, easily holding a full bottle of red wine. Perfect for any dinner party or great for a picnic, the shape prevents the form from spilling as it rests on the table or the ground.
The Spinners Shot Glasses came about when during a cup exhibition in 2013 at Amy Worthes Gallery in Grote Street. I had a solo show at Liquid Hair Studios. I decided to make miniature versions of the wine glass as little shot glasses. The smaller form was fun and I discovered the tight point could act as the perfect spinning top. I created the range in clear and a range of fresh bright colours such as yellow, orange, hyacinth gold and lime.
The Rest Bowl is the perfect contemporary fruit, sweet or salad bowl. Revolving on its axis, it’s a beautiful piece for any dinner table or bench top.
Since receiving success in in the design of the kinetic glass, I have been asked to produce a White Wine Glass and a Liquor Glass in it’s replica.
The growth and success of the kinetic range sparked a collaboration with West Australian wood and furniture designer and maker Daniel Guest. He and I have collaborated in designing bases for the wine glasses so they stack three or four high for convenient storage and transfer. Following this came a cheese platter that holds the decanter and one or more wine glasses, and sculpts down to a cheese platter. The total piece was selected for the Drink Dine Design competition.
The Kinetic Wine Glasses have been chosen for a variety of awards including as trophies for the Tour Down Under, as individual leg awards and corporate gifts. Presently I’m working on taking the range to selected high end restaurants and wine bars.
The Kinetic Range is for those inspired by enjoyable, functional contemporary design.
White wine glass (coming soon)
Spinners shot glass
Liquor glass (coming soon)
KINETIC RANGE COMMISSIONS
Tour Down Under Kinetic Wine Glasses with Green and Gold