Leerdam is besides ‘the Glass City of the Netherlands’ also a major producer of fruit. The idea of the ‘Fruit Bowls’ arose during one of the many trips made through the blooming orchards between Utrecht and Leerdam. Mold-blowing has two major disadvantages. each product is identical what takes away the exclusivity and it is a costly affair. I developed many interesting shapes by experimenting with glass and using fruit as a stamp or mold. After several experiments with different types of fruit, it proved to work best with the ‘normal’ Jonagold apple. This apple grown less than 100 meters from the glass furnace.
The ‘Fruit Bowls’ are part of ‘The glass experiments at the Old Horn’. The bowls will be presented together with work from Bernard Heesen and Josja Caecilia Schepman during OBJECT Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The first international exhibition will be during the big summer exhibition ‘Dutch Design – House of Orange at Oranienbaum Palace’ in Germany.
Photo / Lisa Klappe
The Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture ( BKVB ) support The glass experiments at ‘de Oude Horn’. In cooperation with: Bernard Heesen & Josja Caecilia Schepman.