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WORKS

Jenni Sorsa

GLASS BLOWER

 

 

 

Jenni Sorsa is a designer who graduated from Häme University of Applied Sciences in 2007. Aside from her studies at the university of applied sciences, Jenni Sorsa has completed a three-year training programme for glassblowers at the Nuutajärvi training centre of Tavastia Vocational College as well as two years of studies in blowing art glass in Orrefors, Sweden. Jenni has trained her technical and artistic skills by attending various glass workshops and working for established artists.

 

“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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Jenni Sorsa
Born: 30th of August in 1980, Anjalankoski, Finland                
Nationality: Finnish
Email: jenni.sorsa@gmail.com
Language  skills: Finnish, English, Danish, Swedish

 

 

EDUCATION

2012             Qualification for Entrepreneurs, TAKK, Tampere, Finland

2011-2012    Glass studies, Orrefors Riksglasskolan, Yrkehögskolan kunstglass, Orrefors, Sweden

2010-2011    Glass studies, Orrefors Riksglasskolan, Nordic line, Orrefors, Sweden

2007-2010    Glassblower, Tavastia Vocational College, Glass Department, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2003-2007    Bachelor of Arts and Design, HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Glass Department, Hämeenlinna, Finland

2005             Exchange student, Cerfav (European Centre for Research and Training in Glass Art), Vannes le Châtel, France

2001-2002    Theater and Circus studies, The Commedia School, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999-2000    Theater studies, Askov Folkehöjskole, Vejen, Denmark

1996-1999    Matriculation  exam, TYK Upper  secondary  school,  Tampere, Finland

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2014-            Designer/Glassblower entrepreneur, Jenni Sorsa Glass, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2005- 2012   Shop Assistant/Museum Guide, Iittala Outlet and Nuutajärvi Glass Museum, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2012-2006    Assistant, Team Chihuly, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2012             Assistant, Chicago Hott Glass, Chicago, USA

2011             Assistant, Lasismi, Riihimäki, Finland

2010             Assistant, Lasisirkus, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2009             Assistant, NyholmCantrellGlass and Glaspusteriet Bulow Duus, Århus, Denmark

2009             Assistant, Möhl & Drivsholm Glas, Ebeltoft, Denmark

2005             Assistant, Lea Swantz Glass Design, Nuutajärvi, Finland

 

WORKSHOPS

2014             Puun Hedelmät/Tree Fruits, Glass, Steel and Ceramics in Environmental Art by Pekka Lappalainen, Nuutajärvi, Fin

2014             Lampworking workshop - Blown beads by Davide Penso, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2014             Hot Glass Sculpting by Shelley Muzylowski Allen and Rik Allen, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2013 - 2014  Children´s Day at Glass Village, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2013             Glass and Steel in Environmental Art by Villu Jaanisoo, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2010             Granslös glas, Bukeberg, Nybro, Sweden

2010             Breaking symmetry by Slate Grove, Nuutajärvi, Finland

 

EXHIBITIONS

2014        Children´s Day at Glass Village, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2014        Glass Kitchen Nuutajärvi - Helsinki Design Week, Shipping Container Exhibition at North Esplanadi, Helsinki, Finland

2014        Agony to Ecstasy - Three Dimensional Tales, Nuutajärvi, Finland and Turku Book Fair, Fair Center, Turku, Finland

2014        Rajapinnat/Blurred lines, Fiskars Village, Finland

2014        Nuutajärvi - A Newer Ending Story, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland

2013        Juhlat - Nuutajärvi and Arabia Artist Communities, Nuutajärvi, Finland

2012        Inspired by Boda, Boda, Sweden

2010        Glassfantasy 2010 - Enne tulevasta, Iittalan lasimäki, Iittala, Finland

2009        5. Internationalen glaskunstpreis, Rheinbach, Germany

2009        Graal, Hämeenlinna library, Hämeenlinna, Finland

2008        Glassfantasy 2008, Iittalan lasimäki, Iittala, Finland

2007        The Finnish Housing Fair, Harvoilanmäki, Hämeenlinna, Finland

2005        Habitare, Helsingin messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland

2005        Alalle, Fredrika house, Hämeenlinna, Finland

2005        Sisusta, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki, Finland

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2014-       Nuutajärven Galleria Osuuskunta NUGO, Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative, Member of the Board

2012-       Nuutajärven Lasitaitajat Ry, Lasikomppania Glass Cooperative, Member of the Board

2012-       Suomen lasimuseon ystävät  Ry, The Friends of the Finnish Glass Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

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