MEMBER MONDAY: SINI MAJURI

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MEMBER MONDAY: SINI MAJURI

posted on 10:02 AM, September 26, 2016
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Graal technique, Helsinki 2015

Tell us about yourself!
I'm a contemporary glass artist creating surrealistic comic stories inside mouthblown glass by using a 100-year old Graal technique mixed with modern 3D design. I’m working in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, in an old historic glass town called Riihimäki.

What draws you to the material you work with?
Glass is a fascinating material that gives opportunities to play with optical illusions, reflections, and a sense of weightlessness. In my sculptures there are usually three to six separate image layers, so the process enables me to create hidden levels inside the glass, such as messages and illustrations that can only be seen from an exact angle and in certain light.

What themes do you pursue in your work?
When I’m preparing an artwork, I’m trying to catch a dream inside the glass so it’s good to understand how the dream logic works. The process is like a puzzle: you collect interesting details, places, atmospheres, and memories and mix them up inside the glass.

What is your dream project?
Collaboration with skillful people has always interested me. My dream project would unite experts from different fields and introduce glass into new arenas. Maybe Lady Gaga would need a new dress made out of glass!

If you weren't working in this field, what career would you choose?
My background is in 3D design and fashion. If I were not working with glass, those would be the alternative paths of my life.

What’s something about you that most people don't know?
I have always been fascinated with astronomy. Sometimes I spend my nights dragging the telescope to the best place to view the moons of Jupiter.

Why are you a member of GAS?
Glass is my passion and GAS is a great place to keep up with all of the interesting people, events, and innovations around the material. It’s always inspiring to see what’s going on!

Visit Sini Majuri's GAS member profile here.

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Graal technique, Helsinki 2015
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