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  • Sini Majuri Visiting Artist from Finland- Gallery Exhibition & Workshop

    Sini Majuri is Coming in September

    Sini Majuri is teaching a 7-day weekend & evening workshop in glassblowing & imagery techniques as well as having a solo gallery exhibition at Glass Axis’s Kennedy Galleries.

    About the Artist

    Sini Majuri is a glass artist from Finland. She combines 3D-design with old glass blowing techniques. Many of her works are surrealistic stories captured inside blown glass. In 2016 Majuri represented Finland in European Glass Festival held in European Capital Of Culture 2016, Wroclaw. She has participated in approximately 30 exhibitions in Canada, China, Japan the Europe, and USA.

    Majuri’s works have been published in many international contemporary art magazines, such as: Urban Glass, USA; Glass Art Magazine, USA; and Designboom, Italy. She has received a number of awards, including: Taos Glass Art – Taos Art Glass Invitational, New Mexico, USA, 2014; A-Design Awards, Venice, 2016 and Hempel Awards China Fashion Week. Her works can be found in public collections, including: the Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki; University of Helsinki, Helsinki; DAFA, New Mexico. She lives and works in Helsinki.

     

     

    Learn from the Artist

    In this class, students will learn the graal technique. Using imagery from a memory or dream, students will learn various imagery techniques that will help them transfer their memories onto glass, that they then will transform into a blown form in the hot shop.

    Graals are a 2-step glassblowing project. First, students make blanks or thick walled bubbles. After they anneal, various grinding and enameling is applied to the surface of the blank to give it its imagery. Then, these now finished blanks, are brought back up to temperature in a pick-up oven, where they can be blown out and shaped into a final form.

    Class meets September 10-16th. We hope to make this class accessible with school and work schedules, therefore class will not take place during the day Monday-Friday, instead it will run in the evenings and on the weekend.

    Class will be 8 hours on Sunday the 10th and 8 hours on Saturday the 16th. During the week(11-15), class will be 4 hours a night, from 6pm-10pm.

    Due to the usage of the hot shop and mold making materials, this class has an additional $200 Studio Fee. Register here: https://glassaxis.org/product/sini-majuri-graals-september10-16/

     

    Gallery Exhibition, Artist Talk, & Demonstration

    Sini’s solo gallery exhibition entitled, Kevala- Dreams Drowned in Glass explores the mixing up of the places, atmospheres and memories of which dreams are built. Each sculpture in the show is a surreal scene from the Finnish national epic poem, Kalevala. Together, the pieces form a modernized narrative captured in glass and rolled into one 3D design using the graal glassblowing technique.

    Her exhibition opens on Friday, September 8th. There will be an opening reception from 6-8pm where Sini will do an artist talk about her work and the exhibition. As well as a demonstration on how she create her work. The show will run from September 8th through October 28th.

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