I'm not in Belgium for today's opening at Glazenhuis, but my work Comb was selected for inclusion in the International Glass Prize exhibition. As far as I can tell I'm in excellent company.
Comb was part of a body of work inspired by the concept of object biography, borrowed from anthropology. It's a revisiting of the object to consider not only its origins but its 'career'--how it is used, where it is placed geographically, and what happens to it when it is no longer useful. In this case Comb is a visualisation of an object in Sunderland Museum, in which the curator's handwritten acquisition notes have been embedded into the material itself. Translucent opaline glass makes this biography visible when the comb is viewed from an angle.