William Morris known as 'Bill' best known for his glass blowing is extremely interesting and like nothing I have seen before. He is now resident in Hawaii having given up glass blowing and has turned more to working with the stone and wood of the island. He is connected to nature in a real physical sense living and interacting with the elements. He recognises the importance of understanding making and materiality; using the hands and 'simple' tools to produce objects and or equipment to sustain life. He talks about his respect for fishermen, who are unable to read or write, but who are highly skilled people in their profession. He enjoys the power of the elements and the sense of feeling 'small' when in the presence of the ocean!
I relate to this feeling of being small and how we are just a dot in the magnitude of the universe.
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