March 07, 2022
Pot Variations: HopStep
HopStep Pots - for holding precious liquids be it wine, soy, sake or oil; or to use as an infusion chamber for teas + flowers. The HopStep family come in kiln cast glass, blown glass, porcelain and stone. This piece is the pivotal one. The name comes from the initial sketched gesture. A bouncing tick. A hop and a step.
The movement gives the piece its life.
Making the final piece in cast crystal is complex, each stage, from building the moulds to hand-sculpting the final piece is slow and precise. Figuring it out involved a two-year research process with Richard Whiteley of Corning Studio, into the making of HopStep and Moustache.
Future editions will be made at our studio in Ireland as the ultimate goal is the development and transfer of skills. We have cast 10 with stoppers in a limited edition with Richard and Corning using Irish crystal glass.The HopStep form has also been hand cast in porcelain in the Netherlands, blown in grey and amber glass by a master blower in the Czech Republic and carved in Belge Noir stone in Italy.