Hand Crafted Glass
Glass is fascinating in all its forms. Glass is powerful. Glass is fragile. Glass is enchanting and magical. But glass is also simply functional. However you approach it, glass is always technically challenging. To find a perfect balance between the technical challenge, the artistic design and the material possibilities of glass. Coupled with ideas and concepts that refer to my roots in the north of Norway. That is what I do. But as an artistic craftsman, I also want to go beyond that. I want to explore my limits as an artistic and technically skilled craftsman. I seek the extremes of the possibilities of glass. As a craftsman, artist and designer.
Welcome to my world!
HOW IT ALL BEGAN...
I was born in Tromsø, in the north of Norway in 1984. Here I grew up and lived the first part of my life being socially and political active, and since 2002 working with art and cultural projects. In 2006 I moved to Kosta, Sweden, to begin my studies to become a glassblower at the Kosta Glascenter (one of Europe`s most renowned glass schools).
I graduated In 2009 with promising results and continued the search for my own expression with glass. That same year I started studying in the Glass Department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where I graduated with a BFA in the summer of 2012.
I am currently living and working in the glass city of the Netherlands, Leerdam. I am working here as an artist and freelance glassblower. Since 2012 I am also working as a glassblower at the National Glass Museum Leerdam. My practice as an artist stretches from drawings and paintings, to objects, sculptures and installations, that consist mainly of glass, either as a sculptural medium or in the direction of design/applied-arts. I am trying to stretch the use of glass as a material and to create a bridge between craft, design and fine arts, creating a deeper connection between the object or sculpture and the spectator.
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