In the early 1970s Pearce was captivated by the beauty and luminosity of Georgian glass, and devoted himself to revitalizing the ancient craft of glassblowing for contemporary taste.
The book opens with an account of Pearce’s youth in rural Ireland, which had a profound effect on his creative spirit, and his pivotal move to create an innovative workshop in Vermont. Showcased throughout the book are his iconic designs, photographed individually as well as in inspiring tablesettings and as vignettes. Profiles of the work of potters, glassmakers, and artisans that he collects and turns to for inspiration are also featured.
Design for Living presents over four decades of the work of the legendary glassmaker Simon Pearce.
By Glenn Suokko
Foreword by Simon Pearce
Contribution by Margaret Downes