I have submitted a lecture on Finnish glassmaking to Glass Art Society’s virtual conference happening May 21-23. Originally the conference would have been held in Southern Sweden – however due to the unexpected situation, the conference was cancelled.

As an consolation GAS is organizing Virtual Conference that can be seen at glassart.org website starting from May 21st.  There’s quite an interesting list of presentations : lectures, demos, etc.

 

I feel so lucky! Because of European Glass Context 2016 -conference I spent some sunny and compelling days on the picturesque island of Bornholm, Denmark.

At the conference I present my study Conscience of glass from last year. It is a report on Finnish glassmaking today and an insight into realities and mindset of contemporary glassmakers. I am proud to have had the chance to present the research now at Bornholm for international audience of glass people. The full study can be read by clicking here to: Aaltodoc.

Besides the conference I attended The Glass Virus -educational think tank and visited the openings of the exhibitions of European Glass Context. Great people, interesting conversations, beautiful diversity of glass artworks… what would one wish for more! I don’t feel at all like leaving the island.