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Michael Ruh for The New Craftsmen, glass blower

From his south London studio, Michael Ruh crafts exquisite vessels of handmade glass, using simple tools throughout the process that have retained their functionality over several centuries. Michael scribes lines within the vessels to create line and texture and a physical manifestation of his interaction with each piece, choosing colours inspired by the palette of arid landscapes and their illumination from sundown to darkness.

Special pieces on display include cylindrical champagne glasses reminiscent of icicles, and light globes made especially for The New Craftsmen, which have simple lines incised within the interior of the glass casting rings of shadow and light.

Michael Ruh, Glass blower

Cake stand, Michael Ruh

Tools, Michael Ruh

Coloured glass, Micheal Ruh

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