Ping Pong Balls
There's something about ping pong balls that just keeps me bouncing back. They are as different from a quill as can be. Volumetric as opposed to linear; smooth and comforting where the quills are savage and sharp. As a material, the celluloid ping pong balls can be unpredicatble. It takes many, many pingpong balls to yield one whose deformity is what I'm looking for. The cones of the Ice Cap series can be tricky, especially in the case of matched pairs, like those of the Spiracle and Parasol earrings.
Each piece is built around a specific pingpong ball, formed to its unique shape. So an inividual little mishapen ping pong ball can assume a much greater value.