Kiddush cup | Hayom x Alissa Volchkova
For this project, Alissa Volchkova is using crystal in an unexpected way. Instead of its usual polished surface and light weight, often associated with the ideas of perfection and luxury, the artist is on the contrary looking for a mat, rough, and irregular aspect in order to imitate the primitive techniques that humans of the Stone Age era developed, such as carving, breaking, cutting. To do so she had to reconnect with her own instinctive gestures. The weight and thickness of the glasses is a reminder of the weight of the stones, forcing us to hold them in a more primitive way, rather than with a subtle and careful gesture like we would do with a regular wine glass.
Hand sculpted crystal
approximately 10 x 20 cm
Not dishwasher safe