The Artists

"What About This?"
by: Kerry Marshall

This small table was created in collaboration with glass artist Ferdinand Thieriot for an exhibition here in Mendocino called “Pas De Deux: Dialogues in Craft.”
The exhibition featured 10 woodworkers who invited artists working in varied disciplines to develop work in collaboration. Ferdinand and I started by exploring the functional collaboration of Wood supporting, capturing Glass; Glass supporting, capturing Wood.
There is a long tradition of wood tables with glass table tops but to incorporate glass within the structure of the table required new thinking. The angled glass brackets that are dovetailed into the legs and the etched glass disk supported by four wood stretchers are examples of this new approach.

19"h with a Glass top 24" circumference

Mendocino Cypress, Walnut, and Off-hand sculpted and blown glass