Orrefors Workshop 1620
As a subproject of the glass triennial, Global Art Glass
in Borgholm (16 June1 September), Orrefors Kosta Boda AB is arranging
an experimental workshop for glass craftspeople, artists and students
at the Orrefors glassworks, starting on Sunday 16 June.
The Orrefors Workshop is a manifestation of Swedens unique
position in the field of glass art, says acting MD, Lars Bååth.
By inviting renowned foreign artists and students as well as our
own artists and glassblowers to attend, we hope to foster the growth
of creativity in glass art, in which we ourselves play an active part.
The workshop, which is being held the week before Midsummer, will feature
leading glassblowers from the Groups glassworks: Holmegaard in
Denmark and the five glassworks in Sweden (Orrefors, Sandvik, Kosta,
Åfors, Boda). From Orrefors and Kosta Boda, artists Lars Hellsten
and Helén Krantz will be taking part, as well as Olle Brozén,
Ulrica Hydman-Vallien and Bertil Vallien. Artists exhibiting at Global
Art Glass in Borgholm include Hans Frode (Sweden/USA), Monica Guggisberg
(France), Warren Langley (Australia), Federica Marangoni (Italy), Richard
Meitner (the Netherlands), Markku Salo (Finland) and Ann Wolff (Sweden).
Seven specially selected students from glass schools in Denmark, Estonia,
France, the Netherlands, Sweden (Beckmans and Konstfack) and the Czech
Republic have also been invited to participate in the workshop. Artist
and head instructor in glass art at the Bornholm glass school, Susanne
Johnsen, is responsible for the student project.
Book 1420 June now for summers biggest glass happening!
Global Art Glass 16/61/9:
Glass symposium Friday 14 June, 2 p.m.
Opening by H.M. The King, Saturday 15 June.
Sand casting of glass with Bertil Vallien, Åfors glassworks, Sunday
16 June (evening).
Orrefors Workshop 1620 June:
Experimental glassblowing at the Orrefors glassworks 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
daily (day prior to Midsummers Eve, half day only).
For further information, contact:
Karin Lindahl, Orrefors Kosta Boda AB,
Tel: +46 (0)481-34138/+46 (0)70-5433210, firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on Global Art Glass, visit: www.gallerikamras.h.se