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Eili Soon

Eili Soon Glassblower
Contact
Estonian, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+372 56668127
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Catching the imagination

  • • Eili follows in the footsteps of tradition
  • • She is one of a few young glass blowers in Estonia
  • • She teaches students at the Olustvere Glass Studio

Eili Soon is one of the few glass blowing masters in Estonia that has over 10 years of experience in the field of glass. She is fascinated by traditional glass techniques and tries to blend them with new techniques through diverse forms and colour variations. The delicate, yet mysterious material of glass has interested her since the age of 16 when she first discovered the material. From that moment she delved into the rich history of glass at the Academy of Arts in Tallinn and then worked in various glass studios across Estonia. Her work is inspired by traditional local glassware, human nature, the environment, and history. She enjoys blowing flycatchers and keeping alive the craft by educating students and apprentices at the Olustvere Glass Studio.

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Works

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Photo: ©Eili Soon
Flycatcher

This flycatcher is hand blown from an orange hued glass. Flycatchers were items commonly found in Estonia from the 19th century. Eili Soon has revisited this traditional object by changing the old form and using a colourful and eye-catching glass.

Height 14 cm
Diameter 14 cm

Eili Soon Glassblower
Photo: ©Eili Soon
Vase LOTA

Vase LOTA are a series of hand blown vases created with a modern design both in the choice of colour and the form of the vase. The vases come in a wide range of colours and integrate well into many homes and interiors.

Height 22 cm
Diameter 14 cm

Eili Soon Glassblower
Photo: ©Aleksandra Pavlenkova
Flower for mom

This blue hued sculptural glass piece was shaped using the grall technique. The technique consists of blowing a glass form from several layers of coloured glass and then cutting through the layers to reveal shapes and patterns. The patterns were inspired by the Estonian national flower, the cornflower.

Height 14 cm
Width 14 cm

Eili Soon Glassblower
Photo: ©Eili Soon
Lamp Evening

This glass lampshade, free blown without the use of a mould, creates a playful game of light and pattern through its wavy form and minute bubbles on its surface.

Height 40 cm
Width 30 cm

Eili Soon Glassblower
Photo: ©Eili Soon
Lamp to be

This opaque hand blown lampshade was decorated with wave-shaped pieces of glass fused to the lampshade. This piece brings together a rich range of techniques needed to create and assemble the various components.

Height 35 cm
Width 20 cm

Eili Soon Glassblower

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