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Louis Thompson

Barnacle Vessel with Plastic Screw Top


Barnacle Vessel with Plastic Screw Top




H 34 cm W 29 cm D 12 cm


Handblown & sculpted glass with ocean plastic


£ 1750


'Barnacle Vessel with Plastic Screw Top' is a unique artwork highlighting the current serious issue of ocean plastic created in collaboration by Louis Thompson & Sophie Thomas. Although not essentially about its dramatic harmful effect on the sea’s inhabitants and environment, this artwork focuses on the prolonged duration for which it can exist within these vital waters.

Sophie Thomas is a highly respected and established leader in creative campaigning and communication design, Thomas’ long-term interest in sustainability and materials has led to her sharing her experience of closed-loop thinking with other designers. In 2012 she founded The Great Recovery, a programme to highlight understanding of circular design in the materials supply chain, through practical exploration, i.e. tearing things apart and re-designing them. This programme is now running through the RSA

Constantly questioning the role and influence of design, Thomas is a prominent voice in the promotion of sustainable thinking through design education and business. Alongside her own investigations to highlight the plight of ocean pollution, she works with the charity Common Seas to encourage the design community to find design solutions that work towards eliminating plastic from the seas.

Thomas is the founding director of 'Thomas.Matthews', an award-winning communication design agency creating work that has sustainability at its heart.

The artists can also create pieces to commission, please contact the gallery for further information.

Louis Thompson

Barnacle Vessel with Plastic Screw Top