GLASSSH Essay- Heaps of questions (selection)
With the ‘GLASSSH- Her Masters Voice’ collection Selma Hamstra will reveal all her questions to the public. Once again, she worked with master glass- blower Gert Bullée. In a choreography of blowing and bursting, pushing and pulling, she and Gert went in search of a series of objects that would serve as utensils but also question that aspect of utility. At the same time, their purpose was also to explore the finer points of mastery, research and product design. And perhaps asking questions is the most important aspect of Selma’s craft. What now? Now she asks the viewer to step into the mind of the master, to look at the objects with her and to allow questions to arise. To look for answers that cultivate a thriving culture of craft.
- Nancy Hoffmann, Art Historian