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Ammy Olofsson & Erika Kristofersson Bredberg

Ammy Olofsson & Erika Kristofersson Bredberg Glassblower
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Hours:
Friday to Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
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+46 858240404
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Changing the face of glassblowing

  • • Though traditionally trained, they use their knowledge in new ways
  • • They both first started blowing glass at the glass school in Kosta, Småland
  • • Their first art work was a public installation in Kungsängen cemetery

Glass studio Glasbolaget was created by Ammy Olofsson and Erika Kristofersson Bredberg. They were both trained in Småland, the Swedish area sometimes referred to as the Kingdom of Crystal. On the one hand, they work as separate artists, assisting each other in the hot shop and creating exhibitions and commissions. On the other, they develop common projects and blow other companies’ products under the name Glasbolaget. They are also members of the feminist glass artist group BOOM!, with three other glass artists. “We aim to question the current norms in the glassblowing scene, make space for new ways of working with the material artistically, and to encourage women to collaborate instead of compete.”

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BÄA

Erika Kristofersson Bredberg created this glass sculpture for her BÄA exhibition. The objects in the series are influenced by the body and existential thoughts. When reading about matter and “aggregated state” (the physical elements that make up the universe), Erika first misread aggregation as aggression and thought it comical that matter should be created from anger. The error, quickly realised, nonetheless inspired her to channel varying emotions into the series, in which notions of solids, liquids and gasses become moods illustrated in glass.

Height 15 cm
Length 15 cm

Ammy Olofsson & Erika Kristofersson Bredberg Glassblower
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BÄA I

Erika Kristofersson Bredberg created this glass sculpture for her BÄA exhibition. The objects in the series are influenced by the body and existential thoughts. When reading about matter and “aggregated state” (the physical elements that make up the universe), Erika first misread aggregation as aggression and thought it comical that matter should be created from anger. The error, quickly realised, nonetheless inspired her to channel varying emotions into the series, in which notions of solids, liquids and gasses become moods illustrated in glass.

Height 15 cm
Length 20 cm

Ammy Olofsson & Erika Kristofersson Bredberg Glassblower
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Dear Bean

These textured drinking glasses were made with coffee cocktails in mind. The glasses, shaped in clay moulds, were created in collaboration with the Swedish coffee company Löfbergs. The glasses can also be used for other kinds of cocktails or beer.

Volume 50 cl
Height 18 cm
Length 8 cm
Volume 30 cl
Height 11.5 cm
Length 8 cm

Ammy Olofsson & Erika Kristofersson Bredberg Glassblower
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Förgätmigej (Forget-Me-Not)

These textured drinking glasses were made with coffee cocktails in mind. The glasses, shaped in clay moulds, were created in collaboration with the Swedish coffee company Löfbergs. The glasses can also be used for other kinds of cocktails or beer.

Volume 33 cl
Height 11 cm
Length 8.5 cm

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