About the Artist
Come and visit our new studio and see where we make all our glass. We make candle holders, oil lamps and sculptural pieces. There is a small gallery where you can purchase our glass and you will also be able to discuss commissions you might have in mind. We plan to hold short glass making demos on Friday 17th of June and you will be able to book a free slot on our our website nearer the event.
Elin grew up in north of Sweden and she studied art in secondary school trying out several materials like woodwork, ceramics and painting.
At the age of 19, during her studies, she visited a glass studio and had the opportunity to give glassblowing a try. She was hooked!
Pursuing her new passion, she enrolled in formal training at the Orrefors Glass School in the famous region of Kingdom of Glass. Here she learned basics of glass blowing.
Elin moved to Scotland in 2001 to study for her BA (Hons) in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). She then graduated with an MA in Applied Arts in 2006 and continued at ECA as Artist in Residence for another two years teaching undergraduates the basics of glassblowing whilst building her portfolio of commissions. Further training followed, including master classes with Dante Marioni and Simon Moore at North Lands Glass Centre in Lybster. She set up her first studio in Alloa in 2010 and in 2019 the workshop finally found its forever home in Dunblane where Elin and her family lives.
Elin design and creates functional handblown glassware, interiors accessories and unique sand cast pieces for the home. Her glass can be found in many galleries throughout the UK.
Elin’s work is inspired by her early Scandinavian glass training and the minimalist and functional forms which still influence her work today.
Her designs often reveal a sense of movement, capturing the inherent energy and fluidity of working with molten glass.
Glass Blowing Demonstrations:
Fri 17th June
We aim to hold demonstrations in glass blowing on Friday 17th June.
For more and info and how to book please visit our News page on our website at www.elinisakssonglass.com