Today’s addiction is a few picture from the glass room at the V and A. To start with this area is worth a visit as it is usually quiet and peaceful and full of display cabinets brimming with glass from every era and place you can think of!
Why I like glass? I love how light brings it to life and colour can be used. I like how form and function work together. Finally, a few years ago I took a days class in blowing glass and found out how incredible hard it is! So my third reason is respect for the fragility of the material and the patients of the maker.
Here are four examples of work on show in the glass room that i especially liked. If you get a chance go and visit and let me know what you think!
By David Reekie, “Captive Audience?”, 2000
© http://www.sophiemayer.com Images were taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum of their pennant collection.