The new poetic collection, “Hand Drawn Glass,” features barware and drinking vessels designed and hand drawn by Irish artist Nigel Peake.

Image of the Nigel Peake collection,  Hand Drawn Glass . Photo by Doreen Kilfeather. Courtesy of J. HILL's Standard.

Image of the Nigel Peake collection, Hand Drawn Glass. Photo by Doreen Kilfeather. Courtesy of J. HILL's Standard.

Award-winning crystal glass manufacturer J. HILL’s Standard is pleased announce they will unveil their third collection of tabletop glassware at Les Ateliers Courbet in New York City in September (exact exhibition dates to be announced). The series “Hand Drawn Glass,” designed and hand drawn by Irish artist Nigel Peake, represents a departure from the traditional rigid cut patterns of crystal glass, exploring an organic approach to form and design. The pieces feature clean, elemental shapes, and cuts that reveal the imprint of the hand.

Known for his paintings and drawings of built and unbuilt landscapes - interpreted in his books, textiles, porcelain and glass, Peake has created a series of three tumblers of various sizes: a carafe, a decanter and bowl. A spontaneous cutting motion captures the fleeting movement of the drawing hand.

A book of drawings and references, titled “Fieldwork,” accompanies the collection. The book illustrates the continuum between inspiration, glass and cut pattern. The artists visual occupations materialize in the cut glass. In addition, Peake has designed a pattern sheet from which custom pieces can be individually selected.

Founder of J. HILL’s Standard, Anike Tyrrell, notes “Finding a small book of Nigel’s drawings on Irish landscape inspired the idea for the collection. It was clear his account of the textures and patterns so vivid in nature would look brilliant on glassware.”

J. HILL’s Standard, known for their handmade collectible and award-winning crystal glass, creates special collections – be they bespoke, custom or part of the permanent collections - in collaboration with artists, designers and creatives. The company’s debut collections by Martino Gamper and Scholten & Baijings were shown at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Salone del Mobile 2014. The two collections of glassware have gone on to win many awards and critical praise, including the German Design Council prize for Tabletop in 2016 and the Wallpaper* prize for ‘Best Whiskey Glass.’ The pieces have also been acquired by the Louvre for permanent display in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and in the National Museum of Ireland. Recently, J. HILL’s Standard has collaborated with Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken on a limited collection titled, “The Secant Project,” which includes a wall, floor and table light.