Poise: Artistic realisation of the viscosity within Georgian Glass

Geoffrey Mann (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact


Funded through the NL20 commission programme supported Creative Scotland Open Project Funding.Poise explores the internal material turbulence within period window glass; an echo of the process permanently embodied within the surface tension. Poise materialises movement that exists but out-with our lifetime creating an amplified pause in time that shows glass’s true self as a amorphous solid.Poise sees a slender rectangle of resin suspended from a wooden structure. It appears as if the surface is alive and is both lustrous and luminous. Mann invites the viewer to survey and circle the work and to study the play of light on this otherworldly yet familiar machine-made experience.Poise explores the materiality of glass rather than glass as a material.The research explored the materialisation of fluid dynamic data through large scale 3D printing.Further impact of Artefact:The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - National Centre of Craft & Design exhibitionCheongju Craft Biennale - UK guest country, Poise selected as Scotland's representation.
Disseminated during 'In-conversation' event with Susanna Beaumont chaired by Amanda Game. 
Original languageEnglish
SizeObject - 3D Printed
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2016


  • 3D printing
  • Glass
  • Digital Artist
  • Installation
  • Materiality


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