Such fun! I’ve seen plenty of glass, demos, lectures and great people on my US excursion. Now I feel totally jet-lagged and glass-drunk. Glass Art Society’s Conference 2016 offered a lot and I was pretty overwhelmed by the scale of Corning Museum of Glass and the great facilities they have. I had never before considered making glass art as spectator sport, but I was proofed wrong!

And of course I had to tour around in New York City. I saw only a glimpse of all the museums and galleries the city had on offer. And for the first time classic pop-art (greetings to Warhol, Lichtenstein, Hopper and friends) made more sense than in schoolbook pictures. That imagery had grown from the buildings, items and advertisement around…

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All in all I feel educated, good excursion to a world of art and glass in a different scale. Thank you GAS, Corning and New York!

Some of the Firebird themed artworks have flown to Maila Talvio -salong in Hartola, central Finland. The summer exhibition opens on 8th of June, and the assembly presents paintings, sculpture -and glass- from several artists.

Summer exhibition at Maila Talvio – salong 9.6.-21.8.2016

Koskipääntie 4, 19600 Hartola

Open Tue-Fri 11-18, Sat-Sun 

Meanwhile there’s some pretty hot stuff to be seen at Nuutajärvi, as Peep show – other realities – summer exhibition is also running. Next week I’ll be having too much fun and excitement as I’m traveling to Corning N.Y. and Glass Art Society’s annual conference. Sure to be inspired!


Tulintu teoksia on lennähtänyt Hartolaan, sillä ensi viikolla 8.6. aukeaa Maila Talvio -salongin taiteen kesänäyttely. Useamman taiteilijan kattauksessa on nähtävillä maalauksia, veistoksia -ja lasia.

Nuutajärven kesänäyttely rullaa myös elokuulle asti, joten tässä kesä-Suomen matkaajille käyntikohteita. Mutta oikeasti nyt jänskättää Ameriikan matka, pian on nimittäin Corningissa, Yhdysvalloissa lasitaiteen suur-tapahtuma Glass Art Societyn konferenssi. Sinne on tarkoitus mennä ihmettelemään ja inspitoitumaan.