Daniel Cavey and Michael Hermann came together at the Nottingham Center for the Arts in Southern California in 2015. Since then the two artists have sought an innovative and original approach to combining glass and porcelain.
In 2015, curiosity and determination brought Daniel Cavey and Michael Hermann together at the Nottingham Center for the Arts in Southern California. At this time, these two artists sought an innovative and original approach to combining glass and porcelain. Solving the technical and aesthetic equation of this new body of collaborative work took months of experimentation, invention, and refinement. Cavey who is now based in Italy and Hermann in Holland, continue to develop this body of hybrid work as an ongoing endeavour. The work involves what is best described as the combination of blown glass inside fired porcelain forms. The negotiation of temperature, shock, and expansion coefficients proved to be unique challenges for which both special equipment and untested techniques had to be resolved. Months of work resulted in a perfection of the process, opening the door to ever greater aesthetic possibilities.