saturn wine glasses by christopher yamane
 
saturn wine glasses by christopher yamane saturn wine glasses by christopher yamane
dec 30, 2011

saturn wine glasses by christopher yamane

‘saturn wine glasses’ by christopher yamane of fragile studios

in ‘saturn wine glasses‘, american art student christopher yamane of fragile studios adapts traditional glassblowing techniques towards the creation of an unspillable drinking glass. the rounded-bottomed, stemless piece features a handblown rim that serves as both fill line as well as a support frame for the glass, preventing it from spilling even when tipped over.

to create the pieces, yamane reappropriates a centuries-old italian glassblowing technique traditionally used for the production of goblet lids. by folding a bubble of glass, trapping air within it, he creates the ‘saturn ring’ that circumferences the bowl.

closer view of the glasses

design sketch

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