Drago Miniature Glass Vessel
by Katerina Krotenko Finland

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Miniature glass vessels with wooden texture, volume VII, limited edition of 12 unique pieces
approximate dimensions: 5-6 cm / 75-100 ml, approximate weight: 100-300 g

These little glass sculptures can be used as vases for wildflowers or as glassware for serving spirits and delicious food, berries, sauces, or oils.

While burning in a wooden mould, liquid hot glass captures the tiniest details of a momentary structure, resulting in a unique shape and surface of each piece. This sculptural series is inspired by the form-making of nature and created by mastering the material and synergy of natural forces, elements of air and fire, noble materials of wood and glass.

Hand-crafted in Finland.

The wooden mould changes continuously during the glass-blowing process and eventually burns down. A sequence number is assigned to each piece, and due to the design and the technique, each object is one of a kind, as if it would be grown from the earth, and its shape, texture, dimensions, and weight may differ from the illustrating pictures. Moulds for glassblowing are made out of local timber consciously selected by the artist to achieve a variety of structures.

Material: glass (lead-free crystal). Mould making, hot work, cold work: by the artist herself. Hot work, mouth blowing into a wooden mould: by the glass master.

Charred wooden piece is not included, it is for illustration purposes only.

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Katerina is a multicultural designer in vocation to work with heritage contexts. She is keen on metaphysical materiality and believes in soulful objects that inspire the sense of beauty and embody memories & stories. Katerina works with colours, shapes, and materials to delight the senses. The medium she feels the most for is glass, because of its whimsical character that allows for highly intuitive and beautifully spontaneous work. Katerina lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Her art works have been exhibited in Helsinki (Designmuseo, Lokal, Helsinki Design Week), Milan (Milan Design Week, Salone del Mobile, Castello Sforzesco, Museo delle Arti Decorative), Venice (The Italian Glass Weeks, Venice HUB Under35, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin), St.Petersburg (Palaty), Moscow (Decorative Art Museum). Katerina received 4 international awards for her work with glass. Her works are published in design magazines like AD Architectural Digest, Interni, ELLE Decoration, Designboom, DesignMilk, etc.
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