Engraved glass art at Glass Museum Gernheim 19.03. – 09.09.2023

Glass Museum Gernheim in Germany is hosting an exhibition of contemporary glass engraving art from allover Europe. The show wants to highlight how old craft skills can turn into contemporary art. Exhibition is called Gravur on Tour and it’s curated by the museum and a network of European glass engravers. I am proud to be part of the exhibition with three artworks. Exhibition opens 19th of March and continues until 9th of September 2023.

Horses I will ride in the afterlife, 2022 – artworks that I have send to Gernheim, Germany

Gravur on Tour: Glashütte Gernheim 2023
19.03. – 09.09.2023
LWL-Museum Gernheim Glassworks
Gernheim 12, Petershagen, Germany
Museum open from Tuesday to Sunday 10-18

https://glashuette-gernheim.lwl.org/en/

Welcome to the new age of glass – exhibition and talk at Institut français de Finlande

I am having a mini-exhibition of my glass artworks and samples from PhotonArt project at the French Institute in Helsinki 1-17.6.2022. Moreover the institute is organizing a Café scientifique talk around the new era of glass. Talk is held on 16th of June, glass scientists Laeticia Petit and Jonathan Massera – and glass artist yours truly – are talking about past, presence and future of glass!

More info and registration to the event :

Welcome to the new age of glass

My glass artworks, Summer Night and Trot, by the window at the French Institute’s library, on Yrjönkatu central Helsinki

Human – stories in glass 12.2.-10.4.2022

Erlkönig is one of my art pieces installed with light at Voipaala Art Centre

Voipaala Art Centre near Valkeakoski, Finland is hosting a group exhibition of contemporary Finnish glass art. Exhibition is open 11am – 5 pm from 12th February until 10th April 2022. More info of the exhibition and it’s artists can be found here :

https://voipaala.valkeakoski.fi/en/news/glass-art-exhibition/

Voipaala Art Centre is in an old mansion near Sääksmäki and Rapola hill fortress, unique and historic surrounding!

Sculpting with fire

Here are some photos from my previous hot shop session in Nuutajärvi. Many thanks to gaffers Jenni Sorsa and Matti Vilppula for the most productive day. Such a joy to see how ideas come to life and my drawings get transformed into glass sculptures.

These new pieces, quite a striking collection of them, will be on show at Gumbostrand Konst & Form, art center in Sipoo, Finland from 13th of November onward.

Exhibition of engraved glass in Germany 8.5.-8.11.2020

 

The artist herself and “Snake Orgy”, unique Graal glass piece with engraving. Photo : Otto Ojala

Gravur – Back on tour – presents new European glass engraving art. I am proud to be part of the show with two of my art pieces. The exhibition is held at European Museum of Modern Glass, Rödental, Germany.

Here’s a very nice video from the exhibition (in German, but you can enjoy the visuals anyway) :

Art Gallery Rozendaal 16.11.-22.12.2019

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

Meet you at Designtori 9-10.12.

Designtori, Tampere is held this weekend, my glass art and design are part of Galleria Rajatila’s sales exhibition. Designtori is open Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm, free entrance, welcome! Here’s pictures of works I’ve selected for the exhibition /// Viikonloppuna tavataan Designtorilla Tampereella! Designtori on Tullikamarilla la&su klo 11-17, vapaa pääsy. Teoksiani ja tuotteitani mukana Rajataiteen myyntinäyttelyssä, tässä muutama niistä:

Nemeton vases – mouthblown clear glass with prints of different tree silhouettes /// Nemeton maljakko, Suomessa valmistettua suupuhallettua lasia.

Simasuu tumblers, made of recycled glass /// Simasuu -juomalasit, valmistettu Suomessa kierrätyslasista

Springtime Witch – unique artwork, mouthblown glass, Graal technique /// Kevään noita -uniikki lasitaideteos

Ghosts -stoneware cups with decals /// Ghosts keramiikkakupit, kivitavara printeillä, valmistettu piensarjana Suomessa

Voipaala -viimeinen viikko

 Voipaalan Herkkyyskausi -näyttelyn viimeinen viikko alkaa nyt! Tässä muutama kuva, kuvaajana Ina Jaakkola.


Some pictures from Voipaala exhibition, last week to go! Photo credits: Ina Jaakkola

Teardrop

Newest new artwork: Teardrop 2017. This piece is made with glassblower Dylan Katz in Tampere Finland. We made tests on rolling up engraved glass shards on hot glass and this one came out pretty neat!

Otherwise I’ve had bunch of good news, my artwork Tusks is featured in New Glass Review 38 by Corning Museum of Glass and next year I will be one of selected artist-in-residence at Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. Big city buzz and cultural overdose for small town girl in summer 2018- looking forward to that!

Nemeton

Nemeton glass art exhibition 16.3.-13.4.2017 – is now open in Helsinki city centre! Welcome to see unique art pieces and small series depicting the mythical forest at Galleria Mafka&Alakoski, Iso Roobertinkatu 19, Helsinki. The gallery is open Tue-Fri 11am -6pm and Sat 11am -4pm, free entry. The exhibition will run until 13.4.

Let it bloom, 2017 Mouth blown glass, gold enamel painting by hand Photo: Iiro Immonen

 

Nemeton -glass vase installation on gallery’s window display. Photo: Ammi Lahtinen

 

 

Little Viper and The Queen of the Vipers, 2017. Unique pieces, Graal technique, made in Riihimäki, Finland Photo: Iiro Immonen

The inspiration for the artworks comes from the universal myth of sacred forests. Drawings made of tree silhouettes, meadow flowers and bees collide with the imaginative world. Glass pieces are capturing images of sacred trees, imaginative spring rituals and sheer beauty of nature. All the artworks are mouth blown glass, made in Riihimäki, Finland. Welcome to the gallery, both to see the mythic glass art and videos of how they were formed out of hot glass.

Making of the new glass artworks has been supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland.