Central to glass artist Samantha Sweet’s work is the making process, using traditional skills and quality materials. Her works tell the story of how they were made, recognising the history of glass-making in the UK, and reflecting modern culture in shapes and patterns. She creates vessels and lighting, and teaches glass-working.
Samantha uses her hands and judgement to create precious objects. She very well understands over the last year, how the role that homes play as our sanctuary for emotional and physical security has come into focus. Samantha says, “We need our spaces to promote a feeling of wellbeing and work for our individual needs. Creating interiors that truly feel like home is paramount, and a sense of the handmade at its heart transforms space into something positively personal.”
Samantha works across glass types: her iconic glasses and vessels are made from cut lead crystal, the “orchid” of the glass world, sucking in light like no other glass, refracting back in technicolour. Tough and versatile borosilicate is the perfect choice for torch-working and perfect for her new fibre optic bulbs: high performing with no compromise on clarity.
Samantha says, “I aim to create objects which are more personal, relatable and enjoyable to use. By combining traditional making skills with modern design I intend to make pieces that can be treasured for many years.”
Samantha is based in London and joined Design-Nation in 2007.