Our team of glass artists are representing Finland in Glasrijk Tubbergen and exhibiting glass that is made in never before seen ways. In the glass blowing demonstrations we are also demonstrating rare Scandinavian glass blowing techniques. Our group is hoping to build long lasting cooperation between Finland and Netherlands. Therefore we are visiting local museums, galleries, companies and artists around the country. Welcome to see the exhibition and our cool demostrations!
Sini Majuri is combining 100-years old graal technique with modern 3D design creating 3 to 6 layered images inside glass. Her works are cartoon stories inside glass and exhibited in 30 international exhibitions around the world, for example in London, Toronto, Leerdam and New York. The optical illusions of the glass material make her works surreal and dreamlike.
Marja Hepo-aho mixes hot glass with natural stone, combining these two elements into one. Her innovative approach to the medium push the limits of the art and functional glass bringing the unique handcraft to everyday use. Water is an important element in her works as she explores moving, frozen and raining water in her sculptures.
Kari Alakoski is a glass artist who was born near a glass factory of Iittala in 1956. The glass art has been part of his life ever since his childhood. He has blown Pro Arte products like Tapio Wirkkalas’ Kanttarelli and Timo Sarpanevas’ Orkidea as well as done also special series of Aalto-vases. The artistic nature of Kari Alakoski is described as experimental. His every work has something which breaks the conventional and makes it personal. Alakoski does his work often freely blown.
More info in Glass Is More Magazine.
Glass blowing demostration in Leerdam Blazerij
Thursday 29 September
15.00 – 17.00 PM
Zuidwal in het centrum van Leerdam
4141 BE Leerdam
Glass blowing demonstration 1 Tubbergen
Friday 30 September
13.00 – 15.30 PM
Glass blowing demonstration 2 Tubbergen
Saturday 1 October
13.00 – 15.30 PM
Glasrijk Tubbergen 2016
28.9 – 2.10.2016
Raadhuisplein 4, Tubbergen