You Can Leave Your Hat On, Babe

You Can Leave Your Hat On, Babe

In November, 2016, the thought of a bright pink, cat-eared pussyhat becoming an iconic symbol was as unlikely as Trump becoming president.  But the election, and the Women’s March, changed all that.  An icon was born.  And now, every time the president speaks and my stomach churns, seeing the crazy hat makes me smile.  It represents a homespun, grass roots effort at humor, resistance, and resilience against the divisiveness that now pervades our political system.  As a knitter of glass, I wanted to memorialize the pussyhat.  In glass, the hat is strong but also fragile.  So be careful. If you break it, you may not leave unscathed.

kiln cast lead crystal

9 x 12 x 9 inches (not including the head)

2017

 

Available

You Can Leave Your Hat On

You Can Leave Your Hat On

In 2017, over 100,000 people downloaded the pattern to make a knitted "Pussyhat." I was one of them.

The goal of the Pussyhat movement is to create a platform for people to support women's rights, and each other, around the world. The January 21st protest resulted in the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.

"You Can Leave Your Hat On", is my tribute to that iconic event and my glass salute to the "Pussyhat Project" .  

kiln cast lead crystal

14 x 11.5 x 10 inches

2017

SOLD

 

What Goes Around Comes Around

What Goes Around Comes Around

A mobius strip: A knitted piece with only one side, and one edge. The inside becomes the outside, becomes the inside, etc. Comes with its own custom made stand.

kiln cast lead crystal & custom steel stand

16 x 15 x 14 inches

2013

 

Available

What Goes Around Comes Around

A Three-Dimensional look at Carol Milne's mobius strip knitted glass sculpture, "What Goes Around Comes Around."

Mary's Mobius

Mary's Mobius

Kiln Cast lead crystal & custom stainless steel stand

8 x 6 x 5 inches

2016

NFS

 

This is Your Brain on Knitting

This is Your Brain on Knitting

This was inspired by a pattern for a knitted hat made of I-cord sewn together to resemble the structure of a brain. It makes me laugh to think a knitter's brain might be made of I-cord. It comes with its own custom made metal stand.

kiln cast lead crystal & custom steel stand

13 x 11 x 9 inches

2014

 

Available

 

Cozy

Cozy

A seated woman with her knees pulled into her chest, covered by a knitted glass cage like a "tea cozy". Is it to protect her? or keep her contained? Being made of glass, its protective ability is illusory.

kiln cast lead crystal; fired & painted clay

13 x 14 x 16 inches

2012

 

NFS

"Cozy" at Bellwether 2012

A three-dimensional view of knitted glass, 'Cozy' by Carol Milne at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA. for Bellwether 2012 July 2012 - October 2012. The beautiful music playing in the background is from David Templeton's, "The Crossing." Check out his website at www.davidtempleton.com
 

Ruffle

Ruffle

A ruffle edged mobius strip

Kiln cast lead crystal & custom stainless steel stand

8.5 x 8 x 5 inches

2016

 

Collection of Crista Matteson

 

Darn

Darn

A fraying, knitted glass glove with a pun for a title.

kiln cast lead crystal

10 x 18 x 13 inches

2006

 

Available

Okay

Okay

kiln cast lead crystal

16 x 9.5 x 9 inches

2007

 

Available 

 

Darn It

Darn It

A fraying, knitted glass glove with a pun for a title.

kiln cast lead crystal

8 x 16 x 12 inches

2007

 

Available

Knit Wit

Knit Wit

Self-portrait in knitted glass and knitted copper.

kiln cast lead crystal & knitted copper wire

19 x 10 x 12 inches

2009

 

NFS

 

Chain Male

Chain Male

If you can't find the man you want, maybe you should just knit one up.

kiln cast lead crystal

12 x 9 x 9 inches

2007

 

Available

Conquistadors - horizontal

Conquistadors - horizontal

Inspired by exotic invasive species
~ 17 x 6 x 6 in each

kiln cast lead crystal & raku fired clay

2012

Conquistadors - vertical

Conquistadors - vertical

Inspired by exotic invasive species
~ 17 x 6 x 6 in each

kiln cast lead crystal & raku fired clay

2012

Gutsy

Gutsy

kiln cast lead crystal & concrete

21.5 x 13 x 8 inches

2010

"Life in the Balance Series"

 

Available

Pert, Intrepid & Erudite

Pert, Intrepid & Erudite

kiln cast lead crystal & concrete

26 x 30 x 15 inches

2010

Available

High spirited

High spirited

kiln cast lead crystal & concrete

28 x 11 x 11 inches

2010

 

Available