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BLOOM vases

Bloom is the outcome of a project in which I explored the possibilities of utilizing glass waste in the glass studio at Nuutajärvi. Glass recycling has big environmental impact. Compared to glass made from virgin raw materials, the use of recycled glass achieves savings in raw material costs and natural resources, energy saving is 20% and CO2 emissions are lower. As a material, glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in purity or quality.

The project was executed in collaboration with Glass School Nuutajärvi, Tavastia Vocational College. Hand blown at Nuutajärvi Glass Village.

Glassblower: Samuli Parkkinen
Assistant: Paula Hjelt

Glassblower: Anna Sihvo
Assistants: Janika Karttunen, Elina Reinola, Klaus Martin, Henri Carrara

The project was funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation.

BLOOM, 2022







Bloom No. 1



Bloom No. 2



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Bloom No. 11


Bloom No. 12





Process Photos: Janika Karttunen
Studio Photos: DEED Creative

© Anne Hirvonen 2022