hand-sculpted glass can series THIRST turn watering into a sacred ritual

hand-sculpted glass can series THIRST turn watering into a sacred ritual

Maarja Mäemets introduces hand-sculpted glass watering cans

 

THIRST by Maarja Mäemets features expertly crafted, mold-blown, and hand-sculpted glass watering cans that highlight the beauty and versatility of the material. This collection transforms pouring into a sacred ritual, merging functionality with aesthetic appeal in everyday objects. It epitomizes the synergy of collective flow, craftsmanship, and creative vision. Drawing inspiration from the metaphor of nurturing and growth, the series symbolizes the importance of watering and cultivating aspects of life that deserve attention. Each piece serves as a reminder to stay present, embrace abundance, and pursue an existence full of purpose and meaning.

hand-sculpted glass can series THIRST turn watering into a sacred ritual
all images by Triinu Kööba, unless stated otherwise

 

 

each THIRST series piece has its own name and backstory

 

Each piece in the collection stands approximately 250 mm tall with a bottom diameter of 140 mm. The series includes two editions: THIRST 2.0 (2024) and THIRST 1.0 (2023), each consisting of 10 unique pieces by Maarja Mäemets. Every object is named and has its own backstory, such as XENA, symbolizing darkness and strength; CHARIOT, representing determination and drive; RICO, embodying a mindset of abundance; IVY, a muse of devotion and fidelity; JUICY, a charmer attracting like pure honey; and DOLLY, a soft presence with hidden strength. These watering cans are the result of a collaboration between the Estonian glass artist and glassblowers Aleksandra and Martin Ehrensvärd from Stockholms Glasbruk studio in Sweden. 

hand-sculpted glass can series THIRST turn watering into a sacred ritual
Maarja Mäemets transforms watering into a sacred ritual | glass watering can from the THIRST 1.0 series

hand-sculpted glass can series THIRST turn watering into a sacred ritual
THIRST merges functionality with aesthetic appeal in everyday objects | JUICY glass watering can

hand-sculpted glass can series THIRST turn watering into a sacred ritual
collective flow, craftsmanship, and creative vision are featured in the series | XENA glass watering can

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each piece serves as a reminder to stay present | watering cans from THIRST 1.0

hand-sculpted glass can series THIRST turn watering into a sacred ritual
CHARIOT glass watering can represents determination and drive

hand-sculpted glass can series THIRST turn watering into a sacred ritual
RICO glass watering can embodies a mindset of abundance

hand-sculpted glass can series THIRST turn watering into a sacred ritual
each watering can stands approximately 250 mm tall with a bottom diameter of 140 mm

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selection of cans from the THIRST 1.0 series

 

 

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watering cans DOLLY (on the left) and IVY (on the right) | image by Anna-Maria Vaskovskaja
watering cans DOLLY (on the left) and IVY (on the right) | image by Anna-Maria Vaskovskaja
the unique appeal of THIRST is featured on the collaboration with Tilda Knitwear | image by Anna-Maria Vaskovskaja
the unique appeal of THIRST is featured on the collaboration with Tilda Knitwear | image by Anna-Maria Vaskovskaja
THIRST is the result of a collaboration with Aleksandra and Martin Ehrensvärd | image by Anna-Maria Vaskovskaja
THIRST is the result of a collaboration with Aleksandra and Martin Ehrensvärd | image by Anna-Maria Vaskovskaja

project info:

 

name: THIRST
designer: Maarja Mäemets | @liivaloss
photographer: Triinu Kööba | @triinukooba, Anna-Maria Vaskovskaja | @annamaria.vaskovskaja

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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