tulintu crafts glass sculptures depicting finnish folk story firebird tulintu crafts glass sculptures depicting finnish folk story firebird
sep 08, 2015

tulintu crafts glass sculptures depicting finnish folk story firebird

tulintu crafts glass sculptures depicting finnish folk story firebird
all images courtesy of tulintu




‘comic art in glass’ combines traditional glass crafting with artistic depictions of classic folklore and stories. created by helsinki-based duo sini majuri and ella varvio — together, tulintu — the series is a hybrid of culture and glass. following international acclaim and multiple showings, tulintu has brought the show back home to finland at the finnish glass museum.

every sculpture represents a panel from the story 




the exhibited works — on show until november 1st, 2015 — were originally created after an invitation to show at the toronto comic arts festival earlier this year. each piece depicts a scene from the fairytale ‘firebird’, which takes readers through a journey of forbidden love. all glass works are uniform in shape, and have a dreamy red-white color palette. sini majuri and ella varvio have been collaborating together full time since 2013; all exhibition wares are produced by hand in their helsinki studio

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‘comic art in glass’ was created after an invitation to the toronto comic arts festival earlier this year

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this panel depicts a dog transforming into a wolf before slipping away into the woods 

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glass material transforms storytelling into three dimensions

all works are handcrafted in finland 



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