Spyke Glasses

This project was undertaken as an experiment with reference to solving the problem of resting a wine glass on a rough, natural or uneven surface. The most simple and effective solution was to remove the base so that the “spyke” remaining could be inserted into the ground directly. 

 

These elegant flutes have a much thicker stem than standard to allow for use in this way and the tip is rounded for safety. Aside from solving the problem described, these glasses also have the added effect of aesthetically suiting the context in which they are used, they have the appearance of large flowers “growing” from the earth. 

 

To enable effective storage when not in use, a stacking system was developed with a clear holder to maximise decorative impact and minimise space consumption. 

The sets were hand blown and finished with the help and assistance of North Coast Glass in Tain, Scotland.

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