Two shallow dishes in extra clear glass, clear float, very shiny and transparent, through which the raw material of nature is turned into a useful article – it will contain a food or beverage, fruit of the work of people in agriculture.
One of the dishes has a matt texture applied by sandblasting, reminiscent of a wicker basket, like a footprint left on the glass. The other, slightly smaller, was cast onto a wicker basket ordered from a basket maker, using the technique of thermoforming. The piece starts out as a plain cut glass disk that is placed on the wicker basket and heated in the kiln. The heat softens the glass disk and it becomes concave, acquiring the shape and texture of the basket, as if encased in a protective layer. The decoration on the upper part was done with sandblasting. The glass has the advantage that it can get dirty, unlike the wicker basket, which ends up getting stained with use. One of the dishes sits in a wicker base.