Alma Jantunen

Glassblower Alma Jantunen (born in 1973) graduated from Häme Vocational Institute/Wetterhoff in 1996. She has also studied at Pilchuck Glass School, USA and has taken part in many international workshops held by Italian masters in Nuutajärvi.

Jantunen learned a great deal about industrial glassblowing while working at Hadeland Glasfabrik glass factory in Norway. There she got the idea of opening a glass studio for smaller production. Together with Johannes Rantasalo, she founded Lasisirkus in Nuutajärvi Glass Village in 1999. They have been blowing unique art glass and small-series production there ever since. Jantunen is a member of the Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative NuGO and Lasikomppania hot shop. Lasisirkus also produces works for many other artists and designers. The Finnish Association of Designers ORNAMO granted Lasisirkus Craftsman of the Year award in 2007. The Finnish Crafts Organization Taito ry granted the Taito Award 2016 to Lasisirkus.

Alma Jantunen derives her inspiration from nature and motion. Her rich use of colours and the optical properties of massive solid glass make her works look alive. Her simple and organic shapes are formed by hand without moulds, giving them their smooth, friendly feel.

Alma Jantunen has had exhibitions in Finland and has taken part in many group exhibitions abroad. Her works are included in the collections of the Craft Museum of Finland, the Glass Museum of Finland, the Design Museum of Finland and the Finnish Government.

More information and contact:

Alma Jantunen, Lasisirkus

www.lasisirkus.fi

www.nugo.fi

lasisirkus [at] lasisirkus.fi

+358 40 833 2446

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Originality

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Trial and triumph

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