BTS: Sweetie Jar by Paul Insect 🍬

Just this week we announced our latest collaboration with Paul Insect in a brand new medium: glass! Paul has been working closely with our glass factory to make his work come to live in this new material. If you're unfamiliar with glass have a look at the pictures Paul took when he was there and read below how some of the detail was created.
First the main body of the sculpture gets blown into a mould. The drops on the outside are then hot-formed and applied by hand one-by-one. The eyes have a unique patterned ring in the middle that makes it look like pupils. This gets created with a blue on red overlay and an optic mould that pushes the glass into the star like shape.
Now the effect on the hats is really something special and created by inserting the blue glass into a pineapple mould. This mould creates a structure of holes that are then filled with white enamel powder. Once this is done the hat gets shaped freehand so each one is unique and vaires from sculpture to sculpture. The jewel at the top of the hat is also fully handmade and is added last to complete the piece. 🍒

Collective Post - BTS: Sweetie Jar by Paul Insect 🍬
Collective Post - BTS: Sweetie Jar by Paul Insect 🍬
Collective Post - BTS: Sweetie Jar by Paul Insect 🍬

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