The collection of Rotterdam based designer Selma Hamstra was launched during Milan Design Week 2021. 'Her Masters Voice' collection contains glass designs that are created to question the craft. Searching for a balance between the skills of a master glassblower and their apprentice. The collection is made up of objects that invite viewers to examine craft and the meaning of mastership. Providing a stage to let questions arise; do you see the qualities of the master and how do we value the imperfections from the learning hand of a young craftsman? What does it mean to be a master? Is the quality of education good enough to become a master? This platter is designed to emphasise the fine balance in skills, to be a centre piece in a space - a small stage to display something worthy of more attention.
Studio Selma Hamstra explored the fields of craft and design and aims to contribute to the revaluation of the crafts culture. She is setting up her own 'hotshop' for the experiments of artists and designers. Selma Hamstra dreamed of having her own glass workshop with design products, applied glass objects she created herself, and this came to fruition at the Keilewerf in Rotterdam. It is also a space where other makers can develop their skills, a breeding ground for ambitious craftspeople and designers.