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Pull, Twist, Blow: Transforming the Kingdom of Glass

  • Nordic Heritage Museeum 3014 NW 67th Street Seattle, WA 98117 USA (map)

Pull, Twist, Blow: Transforming the Kingdom of Glass introduces the work of young, innovative Swedish glass artists. Glass is a part of everyday life for people all over the world, and in Sweden glass art is considered an institution. For many years, glass art in the country was defined by traditional techniques and patterns passed down through an apprentice system at glass factories in Glasriket (The Kingdom of Glass) in the region of Småland, where 15 of Sweden’s 16 glassworks are located. Following consolidations, buyouts, closure, and the globalization of the Swedish glass industry, new artists are interested in exploring their own artistic voices and challenging expectations of what glass should be. 

Nordic Heritage Museum

Later Event: April 5