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NUUTAJÄRVI International Artist in Residence Program

1-14 OCTOBER 2011

This residency offers studio glassblowers and artists an opportunity to work with hot glass in Nuutajärvi Glass Village, Finland (about 2 hour drive from Helsinki) from the 1st to the 14th October 2011. In Nuutajärvi you will find one of Iittala Group’s glassworks, Tavastia Glass School, NuGO Glass Gallery Coop and Lasikomppania aka “The Glass Company”, a local glass cooperative.
Lasikomppania, the organizer of the residency, was founded in 2003 to provide facilities for independent glassmakers and artists and to make Nuutajärvi better known as a glass centre in Finland and abroad.

The residency covers fourteen days. It includes five days in the hot shop for glassblowing or hot casting with clear glass. The artist is responsible for travel expenses and additional materials. The hotshop contains two gloryholes, three annealers and a tank furnace. You will be using Glasma C48 pellets.

Accommodation and breakfast are provided for one person in the guesthouse. One twin room can be provided if accompanied by an assistant. Separate accommodation for possible assistant is available at 30 Euros per night (self-catered, basic single room).

The chosen artist is to have a presentation, of their work in Nuutajärvi, if possible. (For example a slideshow etc). The Glass Company will also hold one piece of work for its collections for future exhibitions.


Studio glass artists and glassblowers are invited to apply for the residency. A work proposal and a curriculum vitae (CV) are required for the application. Please include 4 images in JPG-format (max. 1MB each) of recent works. Applications can only be submitted by e-mail.


Please send your inquiries and applications to Anu Penttinen,