Category Archive: Arts

Puh pah Thursday


Change is good

Going somewhere is good. Falling for something is good.   Leaving is good.  


Stormy weather just keeps going. I’ve been busy getting a manicure on a grinding wheel. Also got some paperweights polished.  

Creative Icelandic design

Testing The Beardcap by VÍK PRJÓNSDÓTTIR. All their products are made of Icelandic sheep wool.  I’m also a big fan of their THE SEALPELT ( SELSHAMURINN )!   Test result: 5 stars

Work hours of the night

Sometimes you just can’t go to bed…


We are done with blowing and it’s time to turn down the furnace.  Feeling a bit melancholic, I don’t know when I get to work with hot glass again… but time will show… Continue reading

Last days in the studio

This week, we’ve been working hard with Sigrun in the hot studio before turning the furnace off. Huh!   Beautiful glasses by Sigrun O. Einarsdottir and Soren Larsen, Gler i Bergvik.

NO Global Tour

Santiago Sierra’s exhibition has just opened in Reykjavik art museum Hafnarhus. I went to see the film screening of NO, Global Tour by Santiago Sierra at Cinema Paradise.  

C like culture

I had time for a morning walk on my beach before heading to town with Sigrun and our guest glass teacher/ blower Leif.     On the way we went to a progressive art… Continue reading

The end of experimentations

A great week at Gler i Bergvik with students from Myndlistaskólinn of Reykjavik is over.  Lots of experimentations and observations. See more photos from the week.   Photo by Auður Eva Ásberg

A new girl

Our lovely new model of thursday evening.

16.-20.1 in Gler i Bergvik

Sigrun‘s students from Reykjavik’s Myndlistaskólinn came to the studio with their clay moulds!    Our guest teacher Leif flew from Denmark where he’s running his own workshop Pust with his wife Christina Hellevik.  … Continue reading

Melting and filling

Melting glass and filling the furnace. We are ready for the busy week when a group of Sigrun’s students  from Myndlistaskólinn í Reykjavík is arriving to Gler i Bergvik.

Trip to Reykjavik to draw

Jihuu, figure drawing group has started again! Tricky poses by David.   And yes, I did go and vote for the President of Finland on my way to drawing.


Annealed and done. Paperweights designed by Sigrun Einarsdottir.

Celebration for light and for the new year

Photo by Joan de Silva

The end of working period

Ida’s time at Gler i Bergvik is over and she will head back home to Denmark.  Was pleasure to work with you!   Photo by Joan de Silva

Order of work: Glacier and lava

                              A piece of sculpture. Working for an Icelandic designer and goldsmith Sigurður Ingi Bjarnason. 

Walking on glass

We were working for Iceland based designer Sruli Recht who was inspired by Sigrun‘s Olgas.

Back and forth

A fox lady of the thursday night

Getting ready for christmas sale

Spending my whole saturday morning with my grindings and Leonard Cohen.

Ida’s day; country girls and punty pams

Amazing drawing class

Such an interesting drawing class with two (and half) models! Made my week.

Washing glass

Hui, what a system! …Better be clean glass after this…

waiting monster, turning on the furnace

Visiting countryside

Still I had time for a quick visit to the countryside in the east of Finland before I’m off again. Check the autumn video here.

Nounou in Habitare

Anu Penttinen’s glass work is shown in Habitare furniture/ interior/ design fair   in Helsinki.  

Back to rolling

Finally I had time for my own therapy session. Could I just keep going, forever?!

Piece of news in Belles

Piece of news -earrings can be found from Belles in Helsinki!

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