From its origins as a tiny seed, a bean sprouts and grows into a stalk. Similarly, there is something unique to behold as the spirit of the glassworker infuses the liquid glass. Hand signed as part of the "Artist Collection 2021”, Beans is a remarkable work by master glass artist Bertil Vallien. The series is blown entirely free-hand, and no two pieces are identical. Centrifugal force influences the shape.
“My inspiration for the self-evident simplicity of the objects comes from Ingeborg Lundin’s Äpplet. Beans is my homage to Ingeborg.”
— Bertil Vallien
One of Sweden’s most acclaimed glass artists, Bertil Vallien works with a mythical, dreamy, and symbolic world of motifs. He is primarily known as a master of sand-casting, and his work is represented in museums around the world. His solid, deep blue-hued boats are part of modern glass history. Bertil received two major international distinctions—Imagine Museum named him Artist of the Future and the Glass Art Society (GAS) awarded him with the Visionary Award, one of the finest distinctions a glass artist can receive. At Kosta glassworks, Bertil continues to work in search of new expressive forms. However, above all he returns to the shapes of the head, boat, staff, and house.
14.17"L x 11.42"H
— Hand Signed "Artist Collection 2021” By Bertil Vallien
— Sold Individually
— Mouth Blown & Handcrafted In Kosta, Sweden
— Weight: 4.48 lb
Please Note: Each object is unique in shape & size; the one you receive may vary slightly in appearance from photo.
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