2017 / Cast glass

31.3 is a body of 31 individual glass elements designed to be arranged into a multiplicity of compositions. The forms of 31.3 Polygon Glassware are derived from a mathematical query into geometric tiling, while the colouring is the result of ancient formulas from the Czech glassmaking tradition, some of which date back the 1600s. These formulas cannot be carried out by contemporary glass producers anywhere outside of the Czech Republic – a fact which is at least partially owed to a choice of rather peculiar ingredients for glassblowing, including bones of a rare species of cattle bred in a remote region of the country.