Mug (HC1063)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Mug

Made in

London

Date

2010

Description

Leather mug moulded on archetypes of mass-producion such as cola bottles or annoymous pound-shop 'trash'. Commissioned by Northampton Festival as part of the 2010 project Industrial Makeshift, it is one of the 400 handcrafted objects sold through a customised vending machine for £3.

Materials and techniques

Made by medival armour-making technique in which vegetable tanned leather is moulded and irreversibly hardened using moisture and heat. The leather is removed from the mould after controlled drying and is trimmed and lined with PU resin before final heat stamping the project name, the maker's name, abbreviated year ('10) and other details on it.

Dimensions

height:  10.1cm
width:  9.0cm
depth:  7.0cm

Object number

HC1063

Category

  • Mug, Simon Hasan, 2010, Crafts Council Collection: HC1063. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

  • Mugs and Bottles, Simon Hasan, 2010, Crafts Council Collection: HC1058-HC1063. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

Maker's statement

These symbols of global industry become curious artefacts with an almost archaeological quality when rendered in hardened leather.

Simon Hasan, 23 December 2014