Ella Varvio: Forest Meadow, 2019

I am excited to be visiting Netherlands after a while! My and Elina Salonen’s glass art are part of Art Gallery Rozendaal‘s  Festive Month Exhibition. The exhibition opens mid November and goes on until 22nd of December. Me and Elina are bringing a set of nature inspired glass art to the show, we both work with delicate motifs on unique glass sculptures. Ýou are most welcome to see our work at the exhibition!

The gallery is located in southern tip of Netherlands, in a town called Montfort in Limburg province, near both Belgian and German border. Art Gallery Rozendaal is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5 pm, and also via appointments.

Festive Month Exhibition :
Finnish Glass Art & Humoristic Hyperrealism

Art Gallery Rozendaal

Rozendaal 10
6065 NE Montfort

Open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00-17:00

My work in process…

In early September I was participating in a workshop organized by the Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki. The workshop followed the opening of Back on Tour -exhibition of modern engraved glass in Europe. The exhibition is a real cornucopia of new engraved glass and I highly recommend to visit!

The workshop itself was instructed by glass artist and engraver master Wilhelm Vernim at the premises of Lasismi studio in Riihimäki. The gaffer of the workshop was glassblower Korbinian Stöckle alongside with Lasismi’s glassblowers. Week’s theme was Graal, which is fairly familiar to me, but I’ve still got a lot to learn on these engraving techniques. Many thanks to all for a great week!

Engraving machine and different lathes. Susanne Koskimäki’s sketches on overlay sheet glass in the middle.
My graal piece in the state of hot sculpting. I think I will title this work as Snake Orgy…

 

Here are some pictures from our Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice -exhibition during Helsinki Design Week 5-15.9.2019. The exhibition showcased glass art, prints and interior mirrors by four Aalto University graduates : Sarianna Niskala, Lotta Maija, Ella Varvio and Orcum Erdem. Many thanks to visitors, St. George Bakery and designer dream team!

Photos: St. George Hotel / Camilla Bloom

Upper shelve Orcum Erdem’s glass art and lower Ella Varvio’s Nemeton-vases. Photo: St. George Hotel / Camilla Bloom
Sarianna Niskala’s mirrors and Lotta Maija’s prints. Photo: St. George Hotel / Camilla Bloom
Photo: St. George Hotel / Camilla Bloom
Ella Varvio’s Nemeton-vases at St George Bakery, Helsinki. Photo: St. George Hotel / Camilla Bloom
Photo: St. George Hotel / Camilla Bloom

Helsinki Design Week is just around the corner! 🍭🍰Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice – designer’s pop-up exhibition will be at St.George Hotel’s Bakery 5-15th of September. You’re warmly welcome to see fresh fun products, artworks and prints from four design talents : Sarianna Niskala, Lotta Maija, Ella Varvio and Orcum Erdem.

The name and theme of the exhibition is inspired by the style and character of the groups designers Sarianna Niskala, Lotta Maija, Ella Varvio and Orcum Erdem, who all always add something sweet, cute and sparkly into their works and designs. The exhibition showcases interior mirrors, prints and glass art by the young designers.

The exhibition is part of the official program of Helsinki Design Week 2019 and is open to the public during the Bakery’s opening hours.

In search of a perfect yellow or a perfect purple? I’m excited from a recent cooperation with Tampere University on glass colours. Together with the university we designed and tested colours for glass – and some of the colours will hopefully be suitable for my future artworks.

Glowing hot crucible of coloured glass! Photo : Jonne Renvall / Tampere University

Read the article from University’s website, available both in English and Finnish :

https://www.tuni.fi/unit-magazine/en/articles/search-perfect-yellow-glass-scientist-and-glass-artist-join-forces-develop-new-glass

https://www.tuni.fi/unit-magazine/artikkelit/tahtaimessa-taydellinen-keltainen-lasitutkija-ja-taiteilija-kehittavat-yhdessa-uusia

 

Olen Nuutajärven NuGOssa vieraileva taiteilija kesäkuukaudet -esillä on mm. uunituoreita ja vaihteeksi Nuutajärvellä tehtyjä teoksia. Taiteilijatapaaminen järjestetään 6.7. NuGOssa, taiteestaan kertomassa allekirjoittanut ja keramiikkataiteilija Petra Jäppinen klo 12-14. Pst. kylän kesänäyttely on aikamoinen spektaakkeli, suosittelen tutustumaan.


I am visiting artist at NuGo gallery in Nuutajärvi, Finland for summer months. On 6th of June the gallery is holding meet-the-artist event with me and ceramist Petra Jäppinen, you’re warmly welcome! Also highly recommend to see the village’s annual summer exhibition!

For more information visit NuGO’s facebook-event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2261411057443736/

Meeri -tumblers are available at NuGO shop Nuutajärvi this summer

I am excited about my own theme auction at Bukowskis Helsinki. The online action and the actual exhibition at Mastokatu 4-6, Helsinki will be up 12-19th of June. The collection consists mainly of my older work. My mind is very much on new production and thereby I’d be glad if these pieces would find a new home.

Follow the link to the auction catalogue, below are also some samples of the work on sale.

https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/E397/lots

 

 

Recent photo of two of my artworks by Otto Ojala

I’ve been trying to update and brush up my website – which means many of my old blog posts have disappeared and I’ve been trying to go for sleek and static site. If you miss my old blog and website, the stuff can be found at ellavarvioblog.wordpress.com

But now a quick look at this years events, palette of 2019’s events slowly building up:

  • NuGo Vieraileva Taiteilija kesä-elokuu : Guest artist at Nuutajärvi Glass Gallery June – August 2019. Nuutajärvi Glass Village is a traditional glassmaking site in Finland. Ella Varvio is visiting artist at Village’s gallery co-operative NuGo during summer months. Varvio’s art and design are on display at the gallery and there will be open lecture / demonstration. More info coming up!
  • Exhibition and auction at Bukowskis, Helsinki 16.6.2019
  • Art Gallery Rozendaal, Netherlands, 15.11.-22.12.2019 More information coming up, group exhibition in Southern Netherlands.
  • Gravur – group exhibition of engraved glass art, The Finnish Glass Museum 8-12/2019. More information coming up.

Thanks for the holidays and some rest I have finally had enough time to edit my videos from 2017. So here you are, enjoy!

It might be topical that I might update my site soon, so have a look in older post – because they might disappear soon… All in all, many thanks 2017!