Guy Goblets

Added on by Mia Halton.

I made a set of 4 wine goblets that I call “Guy Goblets”. I haven’t used them. Other than vessels, this is the first time I’ve tried my hand at a functional piece. They’re as sculptural as they are functional. It’s as if I gave the “Dirty Little Business Man the job” of holding up a large cup.

The goblet guys have similar body types to the businessmen but their personalities are very different. Whereas the businessmen exploit, the goblet guys are there to serve. The businessmen wear suits and ties while the goblet guys are wearing simple shirts and slacks. The goblet guys engage us; we need to pick them up by their arms if we want to sip our wine. As the liquid is consumed we see his face emerge. We’re looking at each other, actually.