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Sigrún Einarsdóttir

Sigrún Einarsdóttir Glass sculptor
Contact
Icelandic, Danish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+354 6992681
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A love affair with glass

  • • Sigrún Einarsdóttir owns the only glass blowing furnace in Iceland
  • • Iceland's president gifted a piece to the Danish queen, Margrete II.
  • • She believes glass is magic

Sigrún Einarsdóttir graduated from the Denmark Academy of Design in 1979. She was the first woman to graduate from this school as a glass designer and the first person to graduate with a glass degree in Iceland. She and her late husband Sören S.Larsen set up their glass studio in 1982. Since the early eighties she has exhibited across the world and been featured in many international publications including New Glass Review published by The Corning Museum of Glass. Although she is no longer blowing glass, she keeps her furnace running for other artists, keeping the craft alive. She continues to make work with other glass techniques, or works with former students to realise her creations.

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Works

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Photo: © Sigrún Einarsdóttir
The Fashion Show

The Fashion Show vessel is part of Sigrún’s investigation of individual behaviours and social situations and how to turn the scenes that struck her into art. The vase was hand-blown, engraved and painted with enamel.

Width 16.5 cm
Height 5.5 cm

Sigrún Einarsdóttir Glass sculptor
Photo: © Sigrún Einarsdóttir
Olgaline Black

The Black Olgaline vessel is part of a series inspired by nature and organic forms. It was hand-blown, cut and sandblasted.  

Width 26 cm
Height 23 cm
Length 27 cm

Sigrún Einarsdóttir Glass sculptor
Photo: © Sigrún Einarsdóttir
Fuga

The Fuga vessel is part of Sigrún’s investigation of individual behaviours and social situations and how to turn the scenes that struck her into art. The vase was hand-blown, engraved and painted with enamel.

Diameter 23 cm
Height 48 cm

Sigrún Einarsdóttir Glass sculptor
Photo: © Sigrún Einarsdóttir
Real Estate

The Real Estate vessel is part of Sigrún’s investigation of individual behaviours and social situations and how to turn the scenes that struck her into art. The vase was hand-blown, engraved and adorned with enamel painting as well as with a special technique of print transfer.

Diameter 21 cm
Height 57 cm

Sigrún Einarsdóttir Glass sculptor
Photo: © Sigrún Einarsdóttir
Here It Comes

The Here It Comes vessel is the final piece of a series in which Sigrún shares her concerns about modern technologies and their impact on the well-being of nature and humans, focusing here mainly on cloning and air pollution.The vase was hand-blown, engraved and painted with enamel. 

Diameter 27 cm
Height 49 cm

Sigrún Einarsdóttir Glass sculptor

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