Although the name of the collection conjures up connotations of whimsicality and playfulness, these objects once again push the boundaries of the possible. Manipulating such a huge volume of hot glass requires strength coupled with much experience and skill in the craft. The mastery necessary for properly grinding and polishing the surface is possessed by only a handful of artisans.
Working with glass is much like carpentry. If you have an understanding of a craft, you have the advantage. It’s all about physics. One has to understand the material, and this goes double for glass. One must know its characteristics, and what one can do with it. If you want to make something, you must know what will happen to the material you’re working with, as if you don’t know, your design will be useless. Everyone can make sketches, but to design and then manufacture a functional product which people will be willing to use and pay for is a true challenge.