This residency, which runs from 1 – 14 October 2011, offers studio glassblowers and artists an opportunity to work with hot glass in the Nuutajärvi Glass Village, Finland, about 2 hours drive from Helsinki. In Nuutajärvi you will find one of Iittala Group’s glassworks, Tavastia Glass School, NuGO Glass Gallery Co-operative and Lasikomppania aka “The Glass Company”, a local glass co-operative who organise and offer this residency.
The residency covers 14 days. It includes 5 days in the hotshop for glassblowing or hot casting with clear glass. The artist is responsible of travel expenses and additional materials like glass colours, moulds etc. The hotshop is equipped with two gloryholes with diameters of 17,7″ and 11,8″, three annealers and a tank furnace. We are using Glasma C48 pellets. Capacity of glass use per day is max. 100kg. Basic glass tools are also available for use. Accomodation is provided for the artist in a local guesthouse. One twin‐room can be provided if accompanied by an assistant. Separate accommodation for possible assistant is available at €30 per night (self‐catered, basic single‐room). The chosen artist is to have a presentation, of his/her work in Nuutajärvi, if possible. (A slideshow etc.). The Glass Company will also hold one piece of work for its collections for future exhibitions.
Studio glass artists and glassblowers are invited to apply for the residency. A work proposal and a CV are required for the application. Please include 4 images in JPG‐format (max. 1MB each) of your recent works. Applications can only be submitted by e‐mail and are due on 15 March 2011. Send your inquiries and applications to Anu Penttinen: