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!

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!