Saara Korppi

GLASS DESIGNER

 

 

 

In my art I do things with my hands in a creative and

a bit crazy mindset.  My passion is glass blowing,

I describe my work as challenging, exciting, endlessly creative and involving learning new process.  

 

My inspiration comes from Finnish nature such as rock formations, and especially water as liquid, steam and ice.

 

Water moves and freezes just like glass does.  Especially water in different forms as it transforms from liquid to freezing.  I concentrate on exploring new possibilities with glass and blowing as thin as possible. 

I like to explore how far I can go and how far I can let glass fall and bend at the same time. And I have used new ideas and techniques for my glass blowing.

 

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WORKS

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Saara Korppi

Fredrikstad, Norway

p. +358 407265105

e-mail. saara.krpi@gmail.com

Education

 

8/12-6/13                

Glass studies, Design and Art, Glassblower,

Yrkehögskolan kunstglass, The National School of Glass, Riksglasskolan, 

Orrefors, Sweden

 

8/10-6/11                 

Glass studies, Further education, Nordic-line, Glassblower

Riksglasskolan, Orrefors, Sweden

 

8/07-6/10

Glassblower, Artisan, Vocational Qualification in Crafts and Design, 

Study Programme in Handicraft Design and Production,                                                    

KK Tavastia, Nuutajärvi, Finland

 

8/01-5/04                 

Food Production, Baker-confectioner, Further Education, 

Lahti Food and Educational Tourism, Salpaus, Finland

 

7/08- 6/2001

Junior high school, Valkeala, Finland

       

 

Work experience

 

6/2015-

Glassblower assistant, Glasshytta AS, Abelk Sawe,Fredrikstad, Norway

 

8/2013-6/2014

Glassblower assistant, Glasshytta i Vivestad, Vivestad, Norway

 

2013       

Assistant, Bianco Blu, Humppila, Finland

 

2012

Assistant, Pukeberg glasbruk Micke Johansson, Nybro, Sweden

 

2011

Assistant,  Bergdala Glasbruk, Bergdala, Sweden

 

2011

Assistant, Westholms Glasstudio, Kalmar, Sweden

 

2010

Assistant,  Matts Johansson, Måleras, Sweden

 

2010

Assistant, Chihuly Glass Team, Nuutajärvi, Finland

 

2009

Assistant, JL Glass, Riihimäki, Finland

 

2008

Assistant, Lasisirkus, Nuutajärvi, Finland

                                           

 

Special skills/Workshops

 

31.8-5.9.2015

James Mongrain, Form and Function, Goblets

Corning Museum of Glass,Corning, USA

 

11.8-22.8.2014

William Gudenrath, An In-Depth Introduction To Venetian Techniques, 

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA

 

24.7-1.8.2010

Slate Grove, Breaking Symmetry Workshop, Nuutajärvi, Finland                 

Studying to shape glass inside and outside. I learnt to make skulls etc.

 

1.3-8.3.2010

Chihuly Glass Team, Nuutajärvi, Finland

Assistant - I did the first bubble.

 

 

Scholarships

 

2014

Full Scholarship, Corning Museum of Glass, 

The Studio Scholarship and Residency Fund, USA

 

2013

Scholarsip gift card, Riksglasskolan i Orrefors 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2015-

Glass plate called Frozenland in the 

Finnish State Art Commission collection

 

2015

Ornamon Teosmyynti exhibition, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland

 

2015

Finnish Glass Lives 7, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland

 

2013                

Glass Vegas, graduation exhibition, The National school of glass 

Orrefors, Boda glasbruk, Sweden

 

2010            

The Secret Garden Art Exhibition, Suoniemi, Finland

 

2010            

Glass Fantasy 2010, KK Tavastia graduation exhibition, Iittala, Finland

 

2009    

KK Tavastia student exhibition in the library, Hämeenlinna, Finland

 

 

Memberships

 

2014-

Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo

 

 

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