Clothing the Pandemic

A Virtual Exhibition of COVID-19 Face Masks from Around the World

#GetMePPE mask

These masks made from kiln-cast glass are part of a wider series by glass artist and designer, Felekşan Onar. When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Turkey, Onar was involved with private initiatives to raise funds to supply much-needed equipment for the Turkish health care system. While locked down at home, she worked on glass-making projects using the fusing kiln in her garage – she says this kept her sane. Disposable masks are used and discarded. Onar comments that “what once was a shield between life and death is trash once it concludes its use”

Felekşan Onar, Turkey


Designed in Turkey

Made in Istanbul, Turkey

Fused and slumped float glass

Victoria and Albert Museum
ME.7 to ME.11-2021 



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