Goblet making is the perfect demonstration of the glass maker’s skill, requiring speed, accuracy, dexterity and the drive for perfection. Each of the three components: the bowl, the stem and the foot are sculpted separately with the help of an expert assistant.
Elliot explains: “I have a natural aversion to rules, and like many others find it insufferable to have the ‘correct’ way of doing things imposed on me by those who believe that there is no other way. The height of reverence that the goblet and the goblet maker have been raised to are synonymous in my mind with the many polarising debates we see in society today. An idea can be so steeped in tradition and history as to be drowning in it; change often comes through acts of violence and the intention to disrupt the perfect order of things.”
Hotsculpted glass with hand forged bronze nail by Sam Ritte
Sold individually for £1,650
Set of x 5: £8,000
Set of x 20: £30,000