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Karin Mölder

Karin Mölder Glassworking
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Painting with sand

  • • Karin's glass works are inspired by an unseen dimension
  • • She likes to use free flow in her creative process
  • • She makes spontaneous splashes with glass

Karin Mölder found her calling when she stepped into a Danish glass studio during a holiday. From that moment on she knew immediately that she would dedicate her life to glass. Without any hesitation, she plunged into the deeper dimension of creating and experimenting with glass. Gathering knowledge from masters in the field, she has won several awards and earned recognition during her career. Every now and then she secretly sneaks away to Taevaskoda; picks up sand to use in her beautiful masterpieces, to give an exquisite texture to her works. Inspired by her grandmother's rugs and their rhythmical patterns, she believes refined work does not equate to a masterpiece, instead the free flow of spontaneity is the key to real creativity.

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Works

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On Top. Glass & Sand

This tall vessel consists of about 30 separate circles made using the Pâte de Verre technique. Each jagged glass circle has its own particular colour, created using sands collected from Estonian shores. All the circles have not been fused to one another, allowing the form to be arranged in different ways.

Height 26 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Karin Mölder Glassworking
Photo: © Karin Mölder
Position. Thinkers

This glass sculpture was formed using a lost wax technique. When creating the form, Karin had the image of snarling wolves in mind. It was inspired by her personal experience as a new business owner who was berated by men because of her gender.

Length 26 cm
Height 26 cm
Depth 16 cm

Karin Mölder Glassworking
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Sirène. Honey Pot

This delicate glass object was first modelled from wax, from which a negative form was taken and a honey pot kiln cast. Because Karin adores the shiny nature of glass, she cold worked it to emphasise its features. The object was created over a very long period, the sculptural shape was first created 10 years ago, the wing pattern five years ago and the honey pot was first kiln cast three years ago.

Height 37 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Karin Mölder Glassworking
Photo: © Karin Mölder
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This sculptural glass object is fragile and strong at the same time. It results from an earlier sculptural object made using the Pâte de Verre technique. Karin did not like a previous work so smashed it into many pieces “and got cookies". She gave these fragments a new life by assembling them together.

Height 26 cm
Diameter 26 cm

Karin Mölder Glassworking

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