Klaus Martin


Klaus Martin

Glassblowing Artesan

My long-term dream came true at the beginning of 2021 when I was able to start glass blowing studies at Nuutajärvi Glass School, where we worked 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. Practising glassblowing 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. So I was totally hooked on the flaming hot glass.


After two and a half years of intensive study, I graduated as a Glass Artisan in May 2023. I plan to continue my studies in the context of the glassblower’s professional qualification and at the same time continue developing my own designs more and more extensively. In the Glass Gallery you can find my first glass designs and more are coming very soon…


– 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.


Contact: soundscape.troubadour [at] gmail.com