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Aleksandrs Logvins

Aleksandrs Logvins Glassblower
Contact
Latvian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+371 65381855
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The keeper of tradition

  • • Aleksandrs and his apprentice are the only active glassblowers in Latvia
  • • He received the Latvian Heritage Cultural Mark for promoting the craft
  • • His is the only glassblowing workshop open to the public in Latvia

In Latvia, the city of Līvāni is synonymous with glass. It is known for its centuries-old tradition of glass production, which was developed at the Līvāni Glass Factory. Aleksandrs Logvins continues to keep this tradition alive at his glassblowing workshop. His career is intertwined with glass and the factory, where he worked for 24 years. Now, he is the only remaining glassblower carrying on the city's heritage. His studio is part of the Livani Glass and Craft center, which also houses the Līvāni Glass Museum, the only glass museum in the Baltics. Aleksandrs’s studio allows visitors to observe the glassmaking process and discover glassblowing and hot glass techniques.

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Works

  • © Jānis Magdaļenoks
  • © Jānis Magdaļenoks
  • © Jānis Magdaļenoks
Photo: © Jānis Magdaļenoks
Fruit bowl

This fruit bowl forms part of a series of objects created with an instinctive approach, where spontaneity meets craftsmanship to produce distinctive artworks. The hand blown bowl incorporates red and ivory veins designed to enhance the sensuous physicality of the work.

Height 20 cm
Width 40 cm

Aleksandrs Logvins Glassblower
Photo: © Jānis Magdaļenoks
Fruit bowl

Created with the free blown technique, this bright orange fruit plate is a unique piece. Its uneven lines and organic shape highlight the element of spontaneity in the creation process.

Height 20 cm
Width 40 cm

Aleksandrs Logvins Glassblower
Photo: © Jānis Magdaļenoks
Fruit bowl

Aleksandrs enjoys challenges and complex glassblowing methods. This hand blown glass vessel was embellished with luxurious murrina beads following the Murano glass technique.

Height 25 cm
Width 30 cm

Aleksandrs Logvins Glassblower
Photo:
Plate

This elegant plate forms part of a series of objects created with an instinctive approach, where spontaneity meets craftsmanship to produce distinctive artworks. The hand blown plate incorporates ivory veins designed to enhance the sensuous physicality of the work.

Height 7 cm
Width 45 cm

Aleksandrs Logvins Glassblower

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