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About Saara Korppi : Saara Korppi is a Finnish 33-year-old enthusiastic glassblower and glass designer. She studied 3 years at the Nuutajärvi glass school in Finland and graduated as an Artisan glassblower in 2010. Then, straight after Nuutajärvi she studied one year in the glassblowing postgraduate program in the Nordic Programmer in the Riksglasskolan in Orrefors in Sweden. She continued studies in Orrefors for one year and graduated with a higher education as a Design and Art glassblower in 2013. She has also worked as a glassblower assistant in Norway and Sweden. In addition to this, she has studied at special workshops in Venice in Italy and in the USA. In her studies, she has focused on Venetian glassblowing which includes the production of goblet glasses.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is a dance between planning and practice.

ORGANIZATION:
Freelancer

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Glass blower Industrial production, manufacture, metal

EDUCATION:
2012 - 2013 Glass studies, Design and Art, Glassblower,
Polytechnic art glass, The National School of Glass, Riksglasskolan, ORREFORS/SWEDEN

2010 - 2011 Glass studies, Glassblower, Further education, Nordic-line, Riksglasskolan, ORREFORS/SWEDEN

2007 - 2010 Artisan of glassblowing,
Tavastia vocational college, NUUTAJÄRVI/FINLAND

EXPERIENCE:
2017, Roger Glasshytta AB, Glassblower assistant summer substitute, BERGDALA/SWEDEN

2015, Glasshytta AS, Abel Sawe, Glassblower assistant, FREDRIKSTAD/NORWAY

2013 - 2014, Glasshytta i Vivestad, Glassblower assistant, VIVESTAD/NORWAY

2010, Chihuly Glass Team, Glass blower assistant, NUUTAJÄRVI/FINLAND

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2017, "Moments happiness", Ikkunagalleria Hytti's Gallery, HELSINKI/FINLAND

2016, "Glass exhibition", Ikkunagalleria Hytti's Gallery, HELSINKI/FINLAND

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2018, "Pori Housing Fair 2018", house 5 Herukka, PORI/FINLAND

2017, "Ornamo Art & Design Sale", HELSINKI/FINLAND

2016, "Ornamo Art & Design Sale", HELSINKI/FINLAND

2015, "Ornamo Art & Design Sale", HELSINKI/FINLAND

2015, "Finnish glass lives 7", The Finnish Glass Museum, RIIHIMÄKI/FINLAND

AWARDS:
2018, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, 8000 €, HELSINKI/FINLAND

2016, Full scholarship, 2830 Dollars, Corning Museum of Glass, Celebrity Cruises Glassmaking Scholarship Fund, CORNING/USA

2014, Full Scholarship, 2839 dollars,
Corning Museum of Glass, The Studio Scholarship and Residency Fund, CORNING/USA

BOOKS:
2018, "Finnish Glass Yearbook 2018" , Suomen lasimuseon ystävät ry,RIIHIMÄKI/FINLAND

2017, "Finnish Glass Yearbook 2017", Suomen lasimuseon ystävät ry, RIIHIMÄKI/FINLAND

2015 "Finnish Glass Lives 7", The Finnish Glass Museum, RIIHIMÄKI/FINLAND

2015, "Finnish Glass Yearbook 2015", Suomen lasimuseon ystävät ry, RIIHIMÄKI/FINLAND

2015 "Finnish glass lives 7", The Finnish Glass Museum, RIIHIMÄKI/FINLAND

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Finnish, Native
English, Intermediate
Swedish, Beginner

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Microsoft Power Point, Fundamental Awareness
Paint.net, Intermediate
Microsoft Word, Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2017, “Venetian Glassblowing, Goblets”, Davide Fuin, VENICE/ITALY

2016, “Cups and Color”, Glassblowing goblets, Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck, Corning Museum of Glass, CORNING/USA

2015, "Form and Function", Glassblowing goblets, James Mongrain,
Corning Museum of Glass, CORNING/USA

2014, “An In-Depth Introduction To Venetian Techniques, Glassblowing course”, William Gudenrath, Corning Museum of Glass, CORNING/USA

2010, "Breaking Symmetry Workshop", Slate Grove, NUUTAJÄRVI/FINLAND

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2014, Ornamo Art and Design Finland, HELSINKI/FINLAND

COLLECTIONS:
2015, The Finnish State Art Commision, HELSINKI/FINLAND

HOBBIES:
Glassblowing, Exercise

CLIENTELE:
Saara Korppi.
Made these designs for myself.

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.finnishdesigners.fi/portfolio/saara.korppi

REGISTRATION DATE:
2018-06-08 13:20:17

COUNTRY:
Finland

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Saara Korppi


30s Cognac Glass

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2018
Saara Korppi for Saara Korppi

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