This series features strong, intuitive marks confidently hewn out of the surface of lead crystal. The process of making cuts in this instance is less about applied decoration and closer to sculpture. The tactile crystal forms feel rugged and primitive in the hand; fingers naturally seek out the smooth hollows and crisp ridges of the cuts.
Italian designer Martino Gamper is a natural interventionist - cutting to create shape and interest is characteristic of his work.
For J. HILL's Standard, Gamper worked directly with the crystal, removing the material in a manner that felt instinctive, free and pleasing. The result is a series of three distinctive cuts that appear across a family of functional tableware.
The "CUTTINGS" series of glassware is easy to live with: each piece being flexible in purpose and designed for frequent, everyday use. Included in the family are; a champagne glass, wine and beer glass and a carafe that also functions as a vase.