PASSION FOR HEAT
- from depths of the furnace
“To me, glassblowing means self-realization and constant challenge. Glass is a material that always lends itself to something new, and the glassblower’s ‘education’ is never truly finished. It feels especially rewarding to have exceeded oneself when working with glass. I enjoy the hectic atmosphere and heat of the hot shop. I am a former dance enthusiast and perhaps for that reason, I experience a sense of success when everything in the working group proceeds smoothly as though following the choreography. Every member of the working group knows his or her role, knows the steps towards the complete performance. Rhythm is an essential part of glassblowing, as glass neither waits nor gives in.
I draw my inspiration from traditional techniques and art styles. I try to introduce a touch of them to the present. My design is purely Scandinavian, clear and minimalistic but also with a pinch of playfulness that creeps into my work, even subconsciously, thanks to my studies of circus and theatre arts.”