Traditional Eperegne piereces were designed to serve fruit and cheese. The trumpet shape at the top served to display floral arrangements. Diane’s take on the pieces are not specifically designed for function, but to recall a different time in the world, where such decadent displays were more expected, even if they were never commonplace.
The Eperegne series recalls Hansen’s evolution away from Venetian goblet glass. The pieces showcase stacking elements of ornamental work. “I am not offended if people use these functionally,” comments Diane. “My primary desire with all my work is the people interact with it. I encourage that.”