Hutchins begins by explaining how her sculptures turn everyday objects (especially waste) into locations of shared meaning-making. As such, they also express defiance to commodified culture and hierarchies of perfection. She next sheds light on her creative process and its collaborative, conversational commitments.
During the talk’s second half, Hutchins recalls the chance encounter that inspired her interest in kiln-glass. It was an encounter that changed the tone and trajectory of her art.