Category Archive: Crafts

Konst & Form

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WiP: team work

Sweat, blow and draw with glassblowers Erno Takala and Marie de Bruyn  

Workshop with Netta Bacon

Pâte de verre – workshop with Netta Bacon Glass dep. Rietveld Academie NL  

WiP: Space between – in the hotshop

  First trials are done. Now we try to blow into a more concrete mould with help by glass blower Erno Takala.  

WiP: collection of red balls

Experienced glass blower and wonderful woman Alma Jantunen from Nuutajärvi’s glass village in Finland came for a short visit to rainy Amsterdam.   Some hours in the glass studio of the Rietveld Academie, and… Continue reading

E!: Glass & art, glass art & art glass

The glass department of Rietveld Academy and students from Sandberg Institut together with the teachers and students from the School of Decorative Arts in Prague drove to Leerdam to visit the National Glasmuseum as well as… Continue reading

Visiting North Mitrovica

  Today we headed to the north side of Mitrovica, to the village of Zevecan. Kosovo flags changed to Serbian ones, and we jumped in to another vehicle with Serbian license plate to… Continue reading

Visiting Skroma for 2nd time

  Second day in Albanian mountain village Skroma. A container donated by local NGO Mundesia was used as a location for the workshop. We got some extra participants from kids of the village.… Continue reading

Paper bead workshop in Mitrovica I

  Second group of jewelry making took place in Mundesia‘s activity room in Mitrovica city. Participants came from different villages and communities; Albanians, Serbians, Romans and Turks spend the day together learning new… Continue reading

Paper bead workshop in Skroma

  First workshop group took place in Skroma village about an hour ride from Mitrovica city. Every woman and girl made a pair of earrings using recycled paper as main material. Delicious home… Continue reading

Back to Mitrovica, Kosovo

In December/January I was traveling in Balkans with my journalist friend Verna Leinonen. Because of  her work we ended up heading to north of Kosovo, to municipality of Mitrovica to visit local NGO… Continue reading

E!: Wonderwinderpand – alternative market

Wonderwinderpand – alternative winter market   Today in Landbouwbelang in Maastricht 12-6 pm     A Piece of news & Whisper in your ear – earrings can be found there!    

WiP: Paper structures

Playing with willow, paper and latex

This is how our lantern is coming along for Nuit des Lampions. Playing with willow and masking tape, with paper and latex under a guiding eye of Bryan Tweddle.   Thanks for our… Continue reading

Do you remember the island? – GAAC Glass Couture

It’s been almost 4 months that I left Iceland behind. My black beach, volcanos and icebergs are still in my mind. Nature of the amazing island is giving some inspiration also for a glass… Continue reading

Circus of glass

 Also these playful glass works are made in Nuutajärvi‘s glass village by Lasisirkus, Alma Jantunen and Johannes Rantasalo.                    

Playing with fire

  The glass of work of Anu Penttinen is getting the last heat in the hands of Slate Grove. Anu, beside of designing, she also makes her own work including the piece in… Continue reading

Roll-up

Anu Penttinen is on of the artists working and creating in the glass village of Nuutajärvi. Her playful and colorful work tempts you to come closer with your fingers first. During these weeks… Continue reading

A piece of a glass jungle

These new kind of glass tubes by Chihuly are one of things that came out of 10 days of working in Nuutajärvi.

Slowly coming closer

Slowly proceeds the annealing process of huge glass pieces made by Chihuly‘s group in Nuutajärvi‘s glass factory.    

Carrier

Happening in a little glass village

All the work is done and a group of Dale Chihuly‘s glassblowers are about to head back to US. after working in Nuutajärvi‘s factory for 10 days. The factory is the oldest still… Continue reading

Hands that draw the future & Lucha libre

The story of design from modernism to the future from 16th of June until 6th of August in Taidehalli, in Helsinki.   <- A little bit of charm by Susanne Koskimäki‘s glass dolls… Continue reading

Blow & shot

Puhallus ja laukaus Glass and photographs in Nuutajärvi‘s glass village 8.6.-12.8.2012   Photo by Jani Kaila      

Young & crazy glass – 1.6-23.9.2012 Riihimäki

 A fresh exhibition of group of young talented glass makers in Riihimäki.   Lasismi 1.6.-23.9.2012 at The Finnish Glass Museum    In the photo, Pill by Helmi Remes.          

Finnish glass for a design tour of Thursday

Finnish glass and design  1.6 – 14.8.2012 at Design Forum in Helsinki  

Glass in superposition

Anu Penttinen‘s glass in Riihimäki   Superposition 4.5-1.7.2012 in The Finnish Glass Museum     Photo by Uzi Varon    

Piece of news in húnoghún

Piece of news -earrings can found in húnoghún in the center of Reykjavik!

On the way to Mars

Does this grinding and polishing work ever end, I wonder…   On the way to Mars – shot glasses by laura 2011-12 Blown glass    

I never asked for the moon from the sky

En koskaan pyytänyt kuuta taivaalta I never asked the moon from the sky 2012 Sterling silver     A new ring done by laura.     Ps. Tosca, I think I will move… Continue reading

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