My name is Kjersti Johannessen and I am a glass artist. I have my education from The Glass School at Kosta Glascenter, Sweden, and The Glass and Ceramic School on Bornholm in Denmark. I have studied at Pilchuck glass school and Haystack Mountain School of crafts, USA. My background comes from several years in art school before perusing with glass as my material. Glass as a material fascinates me, its quality, its diversity; it can be both transparent and opaque, it movements and the dance in the hot shop, the teamwork. And that it gives me a choice, if you want to fight it or let it flow. I get my inspiration from the little things in life, from experiences while travelling, meeting new people and good old friends and to take part or listen to their stories. And it often results in work filled with contrasts.
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