The Glass Factory

  • "The Glass Factory" is an animated whirligig telling the story of an old giantess who owns a glass factory run by the help of small tomte elves.
  • PROCESS
     
    This whirligig is entirely handmade from wood and found materials. The giantess' head was created with Sculpey and her body hand-sewn. The roof features popsicle stick shingles and the feet of the sculpture are repurposed drawer pulls. 

    The story was inspired by my experience working in a Swedish giftshop. The store sold hundreds of large glass balls that hung from the ceiling. The owner, who was over 6 feet tall, would often hit her head on them when moving through the store.