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3-LAYERED GRAAL SCULPTURES

Summer exhibitions are soon opening. I have been working with graal’s that have 3 image layers on top of each other. These super thick pieces need 10 day annealing, so next Thursday will be really exiting day when the annealer is finally opened.

Blowing the first piece for the European Glass Festival 2016

The theme for the European Glass Festival 2016 is Jekyll & Hyde. So something ominous and bloody is about to be blown under the layers of glass. All the invited artist are creating two glass sculptures with this topic and it has been truly interesting to strive to use glass in a bit twisted way.  Today I was working at Mafka&Alakoski’s Glass Studio in Riihimäki. We pondered about how to create blood splatters inside the glass but still maintain the sculpture poetic, mystic and fresh. The solution was to add spoonfull of red colours on two layers of the glass sculpture.

Creating a glass sculpture with Kari Alakoski in Riihimäki.
Creating the first glass sculpture for European Glass Festival 2016 with Kari Alakoski in Riihimäki.

 

The blood splatters were added with a silver spoon
The blood splatters were added with a silver spoon!

 

I'm using multiple layered graal-technique in the sculpture.
I’m using multiple layered graal-technique in the first sculpture. The second sculpture will be a companion for this one.

The exhibition will be held in Wrocław Poland, European Capital of Culture 2016 in 15.10.2016 – 23.10.2016. After this the exhibition will tour in Łódź (the City Art Gallery in Łódź), Legnica (the Art Gallery in Legnica); Jelenia Góra (the Karkonosze Museum, Krakow (the BB Gallery).

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Flying Boat Exhibition in G12, Helsinki. 11.6 – 7.7.2016

 

I’m delighted to be aboard in so many interesting glass events in 2016, that is the 100-year anniversary of the graal glass blowing technique.

My first solo exhibition in Helsinki opens in June in contemporary art gallery G12. There will be a glass story about a woman that finds herself in a dream with flying boats and swaying rooms. G12 has been a year-long project during which I have found new depth to the glass and added layers over layers using my beloved graal-technique.

In June I will take part in group exhibitions in Gumbostrand Konst & Form and in Maila Talvio Salon. At the moment I’m blowing a group of playful glass carousels for Gumbostrand. Romantic Maila Talvio Salon exhibition will gather together works from earlier projects and cooperations. Tulintu Class Comic shall fly again!
After the summer the heat continues: In September I’ll take part Glasrijk Tubbergen 2016 in Netherlands! Two glass artist from each European country will be invited to the Glasrijk and it’s a great honour to be one of them. In October begins the European Glass Festival 2016 that has invited 16 european glass artists to participate! It is great to be in this amazing event that will be held in Wroclaw, The European Capital of Culture 2016! The festival-exhibition will also tour in Łódź,  Jelenia Góra and Legnica.

Find more info here.