As the festive season beckons, The New Craftsmen will be bringing you Little Tales of Great Beauty; a deep exploration of the stories and inspirations behind our Makers and their new collections, to reveal and celebrate the innate beauty of their work.
Over the next few weeks, The New Craftsmen has invited makers to bring each tale to life through literary quotes, poetry and prose. Each collection will be paired with an evocative quote selected by the makers; bringing both object and words together to tell a tale of great beauty.
Tale Three: Glassware
As we once again dream about being together with our loved-ones; whether it be around the fireplace or the kitchen table; and the cheerfulness of raising a glass, we look to the collection of Michael Ruh.
Growing up in the cold climate of Minnesota, Michael was inspired by the lines made by wind-blown snow and striations on the rock left by melting ice. Each glass is marked with his signature technique of scribing gentle lines across the surface of each vessel; delicately capturing light and movement within the material itself.
Hello! Light the fire!
I'll bring inside
bright ball of snow!
Haiku Harvest, Series IV, Matsu Basho (1962)
As you plan for the gatherings with family and friends to come, explore our collection of glassware from Michael Ruh, and other makers, below.