Sunday, June 4, 2023

Glass Sewing Machine

 Micah Evans has created a version of a very early Wilcox & Gibbs sewing machine from borosilicate glass, using a torch to build delicate, lacy components for what originally was a heavy, sturdy machine. The perception of a tool can change over time. There are people who collect old Singer sewing machines. They appreciate the beauty of their shapes and the decorative stenciling on them as much as the fact that they still actually work. This version in glass reminds us of its original function but it is purely art.