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This is one of my most handcrafted pieces from 2014. “Tsar’s garden” is made in traditional graal technique in co-operation with master glassblower Kari Alakoski. Finally I got some presentable photos pf the piece, thanks to photographer Heidi-Hanna Karhu.

In 2012 I was busy with my BA final work for Ceramic and Glass Design at Aalto University. These artworks are some of the results. The graal-glass-technique was new for me, and I approached it with a melancholical theme of drowning and diving in to deep waters.

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The glass vases are all mouth blown at the university’s studio in Helsinki by glassblower Elina Piispanen. You can find a video of the making here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFrKrMKC-Fs

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This work above “Two faces of a drowned man” is featured in the European Glass Experience -touring exhibition. In March 2015 it will be included in an exhibition at Museo del Vetro, Venice.

These older works have been signed by name Ella Jaakkola.

 

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Tulintu is a my project with fellow artist Sini Majuri. We are both using graal-technique and comic art influences as a medium for contemporary glass art. These are some of my works from spring 2014. The artworks in the pictures were made in Helsinki, Finland in co-operation with glassblower Katri Pankasalo.

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Photos: Veera Konsti