Klaus Martin

Glassblowing

Klaus Martin

My long-term dream came true at the beginning of 2021 when I was able to start glass blowing studies at Nuutajärvi Glass School. We work in the same legendary old hot shop, where many big names in Finnish glass design, such as Gunnel Nyman, Saara Hopea, Kaj Franck, Kerttu Nurminen, Heikki Orvola, Markku Salo and Oiva Toikka, have worked.

 

Only after 1,5 years of study we have been able to learn an incredible amount of glass techniques from handling of solid glass to mold blowing and already reaching the free glass blowing techniques. Practising requires countless repetitions than, say, with musical instrument, but it is downright a pleasure when soon one knows to get another hot kiss from the glowing molten glass.

 

As a lighting designer I have also got interested in glass lighting, how light bends and dissipates inside and on glass surfaces. It is also interesting to observe the relationship between the colors of light and glass. Check out some glass lighting photos here. In the context of sound design I have also interested in the soundscapes of glass and glassblowing: check out a video here.

 

– As the studies progress, pictures of my glass objects continue to emerge.

 

Contact: soundscape.troubadour [at] gmail.com