Blow it up – make something new


Editions: Open
Size: ca 15×3 cm
Technique: Glass sculpture

About the piece

In the piece Blow it up – make something new, Olofsson mixes red glass color rods (traditionally used for coloring clear crystal to red), electronic components, programming and pyrotechnical fuse to comment on the current change of norms of swedish glass art, craft and industry. The only glass in these glass art pieces are the red color rods, this makes the scultures themselves material to blow new sculptures. Times are changing. Blow it up, make something new!

About the artist

Ammy Olofsson (b. 1988) lives and works in Stockholm. Olofsson graduated with an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Ceramics and Glass at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, 2016.

Prior to Olofsson’s education in Stockholm she was trained at Kosta Glascenter as well as at Pilchuck Glass School in the US, and is today working as a glass artist. In her artistry, Olofsson is interested in science, technology and the body, in combination with glassblowing and artisanal traditions. Olofsson also finds inspiration in science fiction, new technology and biohacking.

Olofsson has been a part of numerous group shows in Sweden and is represented samt at prestigeous institutions as Nationalmuseum, Millesgården and Liljevalchs konsthall but also internationally at Milano Design Fair. Duringder 2016 she took over Glasbolaget i Bro, outside Stockholm, together with a few other glass artists, with the vision to expand and increase the interest for contemporary glass art.