Exhibitions

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  KERTTU NURMINEN - in Glass Wonderland

KERTTU NURMINEN - in Glass Wonderland

18.5.–19.8.2018

Kerttu Nurminen (born 1943) graduated from the Institute of Industrial Arts in 1970. She worked as a designer and artist in the Nuutajärvi glassworks 1972–2007. Designed in 1988, Mondo is Kerttu Nurminen’s best-known series of glassware.
A feature common to Kerttu Nurminen’s works in glass art is narrativity, which already emerged in the 1970s. Her themes and motifs are often from her nearby surroundings, nature and Nuutajärvi village.

     HELENA TYNELL:   Love for Glass - and Light

 

HELENA TYNELL: Love for Glass - and Light

18.5.–28.10.2018

Helena Tynell (1918-2016) became the Riihimäki glassworks’ first permanently employed designer in 1946. Helena Tynell is well known for her engraved art glass. She regarded glass as if it were a living thing. She was interested in art, although practical household glassware was the main focus of her work. When the mouth blowing of glass ended in 1976, the designers’ contracts also ended.


Helena Tynell had pursued two parallel careers. In 1963, she began to design glass lamps for the BEGA Company of Germany and for its glassworks in Limburg. Helena Tynell moved in 1976 to Germany for ten years. Her career was thus international and she was appreciated as a versatile designer both in Finland and abroad.

  A+ (Ambition in Glass) Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)     
  
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A+ (Ambition in Glass)
Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)

18.5.–26.8.2018

Exhibition by the glass students of Häme University of Applied Sciences presents art and design from all year-groups made with many different glass techniques.

Behind it all: 80 % passion + 10 % intuition + 15 % trial and error + 10 % pressure + 33 % success!