form(an) function

Forman Function is the design line imagined and fabricated by artist Gayle Forman; employing glassblowing, glasscasting, coldworking, and flameworking Forman Function strives to provide unique, handcrafted objects that can exist both as user friendly items and sculpture. 

The designs are inspired by a material curiosity driven by the binary characteristics of hot glass- hot and cold, fragile and strong, hard and soft, malleable and stiff. The idea that perhaps all materials could – and should – be questioned in this manner, pressed to reveal their limitations and breaking points, opened up a world of fascinating possibilities to Gayle. By questioning how a material is used and why it works, we can start considering, what else can it do?

Available work