We blow life into ideas
Nuutajärvi Glass Village has not only the largest group of independent glass artists and designers, but also artisans of other fields working with different materials.
We believe in
The village is home to both old and new generations of glassmakers and other artisans.
Trial and triumph
All ideas are worth trying.
Everyone showcases their own strengths and skills.
Every idea feeds others.
A bright future
Nuutajärvi Glass Village has thrived on glass for 220 years, and will continue to do so in the future.
Glassblower Alma Jantunen (born in 1973) graduated from Häme Vocational Institute/Wetterhoff in 1996. She has also studied at...
Glass designer Anu Penttinen (born in 1974) lives and works in Nuutajärvi Glass Village. Anu received a Master’s degree from the...
Emmaleena Niemi has been an avid crafts enthusiast from a young age and over the years handwork has become her profession. Emmaleena...
Designer Heikki Viinikainen (born in 1978) studied ceramics and glass design at Kuopio Academy of Design, graduating in 2010. After...
Jenni Sorsa is a designer who graduated from Häme University of Applied Sciences in 2007. Aside from her studies at the university of...
Glassblower Johannes Rantasalo (born in 1968) graduated as a glassblower from Häme Vocational Institute/Wetterhoff in 1995, having...
Laura Haavikko graduated as an artisan in ceramics from Forssa Vocational Institute in Tammela in 2013. She has started a ceramics...
Glass jewellery artist Lea Swantz (born in 1961) started working with glass in San Diego, California in 1997. Specializing in...
Glassblower Marika Kinnunen (born in 1975) graduated from Häme Vocational Institute/Wetterhoff in 2002. Working with glass fascinated...
Designer and artist Markku Salo (born in 1954) is known for his multifaceted techniques and artistic interpretations, both of which...
Glassblower Sara Hulkkonen (born in 1972) started studying glassblowing in 1999. She is a graduate of Häme Vocational Institute/...
Taija Laurell used to live in Copenhagen, until she found the “world's most beautiful pink villa next to a lovely village” and...