Nordic Utility Glass Conference 2021

25 september  kl.11 -14:30 – online.
Crossing borders – influences between the Nordic glassworks in terms of work force, technology and design.

Since 2016 the Nordic Utility Glass Conference has taken place annually as a collaboration between Sveriges glasmuseum (Kulturparken Småland/ Växjö, Sweden), the Finnish Glass Museum (Riihimäki, Finland) and Museum Southeast Denmark (Næstved, Denmark). The conference is a forum for sharing knowledge about the history; manufacture practices and aesthetic developments in utility glass in the Nordic countries, as well as a network and a venue for inspiration for new researchers, collectors and designers to take up glass as a field of interest.

Due to Covid-19 this year’s conference will take place on Zoom.

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11:00 – 11:10 Welcome
Mette Bielefeldt Bruun

Scandinavia guest workers and guest workers in Scandinavia

11:10 – 11:30 The Changing role of guest workers at Holmegaard Glassworks
Joachim Allouche

11:30 – 11:50 Swedish glassblowers in England
Gunnel Holmér

11:50 – 12:00 Video: The travelling glassblower today
Bjørn Friborg Pedersen

12:00-12:45 Break 

The travelling ideas

12:45-13:05 Model, inspiration, Copy 
Kaisa Koivistu

13:05-13:25 And there was Light: Light and the Danish glassworks
Jan Koch

13:25 14:25 Plenary Discussion