Category Glass
Sub category Blown glass
Artist / Designer Sam Herman
Manufacturer The Glasshouse
Material Glass
Place of origin England, London
Date 1967 (made)

Ovoid with irregular neck, aqua glass with applied blue glass trailing.

Height 11cm

Inscribed verso ‘Samuel Herman / 1967 / London  #3

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Sam Herman was one of the pioneers of the Hot Glass movement of the late 1960s and remains one of the glass world’s most influential figures.

He sought to raise the status of glassmaking to a pure artform, creating freeform pieces that were untrammelled by conventional notions of good taste. This is one of Herman’s early works. The irregular form and randomly trailed decoration show his interest in the plasticity of glass in its liquid state.