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Aleksandra Pavlenkova

Aleksandra Pavlenkova Glassblower
Contact
Estonian, English, Russian
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+372 5585466
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Modelling with molten glass

  • • Aleksandra masters the capricious stained glass technique
  • • She is one of only a few glass blowers in Estonia
  • • She collaborates with other glass designers

Aleksandra Pavlenkova is one of the few glass blowing masters in Estonia. She not only blows and designs her glass pieces, but also blows other glass designers works. She learned to master glass blowing by observing Danish glass blowing master's and passionately experimenting on her own. She says that “during the first 10 years glass does whatever it wants with you and after 10 years of practice, you can do whatever you want with glass!” With almost a decade of experience in the field she’s confident that there is still much to learn and discover in the field of glass, especially when it comes to mixing materials and 3D printing. Besides working at Olustvere Glass Studio, she is now building a brand called MSK Glass with other glass designers.

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Works

  • © Aleksandra Pavlenkova
  • © Aleksandra Pavlenkova
  • © Martin Ehrensvärd
  • © Martin Ehrensvärd
  • © Aleksandra Pavlenkova
Photo: © Aleksandra Pavlenkova
What Carrot?

This playful and colourful glass sculpture was created in collaboration with glassworker Martin Ehrensvärd. IAleksandra challenges traditional methods of working glass canes. Traditionally, glass canes are used to create intricate and complex patterns in glass. However, Aleksandra uses glass canes to sculpt details like ears and paws.

Length 20 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 30 cm

Aleksandra Pavlenkova Glassblower
Photo: © Aleksandra Pavlenkova
Water birds

Aleksandra drew her inspiration for these glass sculptures from local Estonian nature. Several small ponds surround her glass workshop. Every spring, when the ice melts, birds come back to this place, a periodic renewal of life.

Length 20 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 18 cm

Aleksandra Pavlenkova Glassblower
Photo: © Martin Ehrensvärd
Chalcedony bowl

The colour of this bowl was created by adding metal compounds to the molten glass mass, resulting in an elegant overflow of colours. This effect is called chalcedony because it resembles a natural gemstone. Each time the colours turn out differently, which makes every piece unique.

Length 25 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 20 cm

Aleksandra Pavlenkova Glassblower
Photo: © Martin Ehrensvärd
Cor

Cor is a stylised heart-shaped sculpture made from glass. This piece celebrates the genuine beauty and life energy of the human body.

Length 21 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 42 cm

Aleksandra Pavlenkova Glassblower
Photo: © Aleksandra Pavlenkova
Vase SHIFT

SHIFT is a mould blown pink glass vase. The mould for this vase is composed of wooden blocks of various shapes. Each time, before blowing into the mould, Aleksandra rearranges the blocks forming new combinations; as such, there are no two identical vases that are made from this mould.

Length 19 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 31 cm

Aleksandra Pavlenkova Glassblower

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