The Moment


A time-piece filled with star dust – the fossilised remnants of a time before the Earth was formed.  The glass (which measures fifteen minutes of time) includes the most ancient material to exist on Earth, from a time from before the Sun, crushed to a fine powder and contained within hand-blown glass.  Included is material brought to Earth from exploding stars as well as remnants from asteroids, fragments of lunar meteorites, Martian dust, and rocks which have travelled for millions of miles.

The Moment was commissioned by the National Glass Centre, Sunderland Culture.