Saara Korppi is a Finnish 34-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.
Saara Korppi ("SK") interviewed on Sunday, 17 May.
SK : I have blown glass since 2007 and educated as a Glassblower Artisan in 2013. After that I have studied two years in Sweden and had other specific glassblowing education from USA and Italy. Since I started, I have made my own design.
SK : I started to design my glass design since I educated as a glassblower. I have always had an inner desire to create things with my hands and design my own things. I wanted a more practical approach for designing and so I educated as a glassblower. I started to design my glass design since I started to educate as a glassblower. Learning new things has given me new approaches to design and better design.
SK : Functionality, usage, looks First my approach would be thinking and then sketching it. I make first models and then finalize the product final shape.
SK : Excitement, joy and all emotions between. Making it is most exciting. I like most of glassblowing.
SK : When I was a young, I did had painting and drawing courses. It helped me later to see things more on three dimensional.
SK : Dream big and make big things true
SK : Believe in yourself
SK : Believe in yourself
SK : First planning and i have different day themes
SK : I would like think about that I make the trends
SK : functionality and aesthetic
SK : When it feels right technically and emotionally
SK : The 30s Cognac Glass and the 30s Wine Glass because both have won the Silver Award
SK : Tapio Wirkkala
SK : My country has beautiful nature and it inspires me.
SK : I work mostly solo, but some really complicated works need working partner in the working process.
SK : I think it is great to involve these kind of things.
SK : Recognition, PR, AwardSaara Korppi Profile
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