Glass sculpture by Meeli Koiva was selected inside top 25 light art projects in the world by CODA international competition

“REACTIVE RIVER” glass – light sculpture and video by Meeli Koiva (aka Mery Crystal Ra) was selected by international competition inside top 25 art + light art projects in the world: 25 LIGHT ART PROJECTS WHAT ILLUMINATE OUR WORLD.


Tony Sikes, editor of CODA Magazine, LIGHT AS ART III: This month marks the second anniversary of CODAmagazine, and we celebrate this event with our third annual Light as Artissue. OMG, what a stunner it is! There’s no better way to witness the transformative power of light than in the hands of artists and designers. What they accomplish is no less than magic: Emotion. Excitement. Engagement. Wonder.As always, this issue of CODAmagazine shares the best of the best.

It’s a spectacular display of the latest innovation in light technology and artistry—and we are oh so proud to share these amazing projects with you. Please join us every month and subscribe toCODAmagazine on Flipboard to receive the best design + art projects from all over the world, delivered to you, free of charge.


Meeli Kõiva aka Mery Crystal Ra is one of the few artists in the world who has skillfully clued together the handwriting of the artist with the most modern unique innovative glass, lighting and video technologies.

Meeli Koiva (Mery Crystal Ra) is a globally renowned light-glass artist and innovator. She’s one of the winners of the 2013 and 2014 Light In the City / Northern Light, European light artists competition. She has been an innovator and a visionary in the field of light / glass art for the last 30 years. A pioneer in combining glass and light to create extraordinary works of art, she creates highly imaginative and novel pieces in Europe and in the US for private residences and public buildings. Even before the Light art boom of the last 30 years she was a trailblazer and source of influence in light art, reshaping the space and surface of structures. She has created glass-light sculptures for the European Parliament main building exhibition in Brussels, Belgium (2006) and Glaston Corporation headquarters in Finland, Tampere (2012), interactive glass-light meditation exhibition at the International Year Of Light 2015 closing event in Mexcio, February 2016. She is a speaker / keynote speaker, having made presentations at the universities, seminars and conferences. She is creative director at Crystal Energy Ltd. in Helsinki, NYC, Paris



libavetelOn Ghost Waters – a unique exhibition of glass sculptures by Ivo Lill at Red Hall
Exhibition in the Red Hall of the Telliskivi Creative City, 12-27 September 2015
Glass: Ivo Lill, photography: Ülo Josing, design: Maret Kukkur

A placidly rippling river transforms into a quicksilver ghost stream coursing through an abandoned industrial environment. Glass glitters along the banks and the rippling reflections on the surface exert a will-o’-the-wisp-like pull down into the depths of the water. Long, colourful shadows are cast on the dingy walls. As one drifts down the ghost waters, bleak reality disappears, opening the way into a mythological fantasy world – but like ghost waters anywhere, only until the cock crows… Continue reading

2015 Meeli Kõiva’s internationally recognized, success at the world’s leading glass conference Glass Performance Days

Meeli Kõiva aka Mery Ra Crystal was selected with her speech  to participate  at one of the world’s most important and leading glass conference Glass Perfomance Days Conference in Tampere, Finland June 24-26, 2015. This year, more than 500 top glass world experts participated at the conference.

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2015 Sofi Aršas at the HOP Gallery

arsasOpening of Sofi Arshas’ personal exhibition Heavenly Cocoon and Earthly Additions: Situation II takes place on Friday, 27th of March at 17.00 at the Hop gallery in Tallinn.

Sofi Arshas is a glass artist, graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Glass Art, in 1992. She has participated in exhibitions both in Estonia and abroad since 2001, including 9 personal exhibitions.

Current exhibition is a sequel to the installation Situations, which was exhibited in the Tartu Art House at the end of last year. The author continues featuring situations related to sense of danger and security, and this time she adds an interactive aspect with a possibility to observe the relations between an individual artwork and the exhibition as a whole when the focus changes from one object to another.

In addition to the central video work, the exhibition also consists of smaller glass objects which carry a symbolic message and are in close connection with the above-mentioned. The glass objects create as if a separate exposition apart the installation. Exhibition inside exhibition.

Distant messages from Calvinist era through the still lifes painted by Pieter Glaesz create a bridge between the past and the present, thereby addressing everyone who would like to reflect on existence in this troubled world.

The secured world shrinks tighter as a pile of sand after a cyclone.

The importance of casual things is doubtful and uncertainty about tomorrow makes the surroundings fragile and crumbling from your hands.

Human life as a glass ball  that can break at any moment, an open book where the story ends with the pages, or a goblet where a single sparkling drop of wine is like the last breath of joy of life. Everything changes and transforms and switches forms. I would like to wrap myself in a pale blue cocoon and let myself to be carried to the heavenly landscapes. Simply just to be.

The exposition includes video, photo and melted and blown glass.

Estonian Ministry of Culture and Estonian Cultural Endowment support exhibitions at the Hop gallery.

2014 Ivo Lill is the Recognized Glass Artist 2012/2013!

ivo1Fpr the sixth time now, the Estonian Glass artists Union announces the winner of the biennial Recognized Glass Artist Award: this time, the lucky laureate is Ivo Lill. The award recognizes an artist’s creative achievements in the previous 2 years.

Ivo Lill is renowned for his cold-worked glass sculptures which, while techinically difficult and physically heavy, still retain an amazing impression of lightness and airiness.

Ivo’s activities in recent years include a private show ”Klaaskuul – Cool Glass” at the Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, and “Kontrasty” (“Contrasts”) at the Russian Museum of Applied and Ethnographic Art in Moscow. In 2013, Ivo Lill became honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts.

2014 Mare Saare at the exhibition Animal Planet in Wroclaw

Play with Glass – European Glass Festival in Wrocław – 06.10.2014 – 19.10.2014

The festival’s main exhibition: Animal Planet – curator: Anita Bialic

Wrocław – 13.10.2014 – 31.10.2014 – Wrocław Główny Station – Session Room
Łódź – 15.11.2014 – 13.12.2014 – City Art Gallery – Re: Medium Gallery – ul. Piotrkowska 113
Jelenia Góra – 31.01.2015 – 29.03.2014 – the Karkonosze Museum

Lucian Butucariu – Romania; Ned Cantrell – Great Britain/Denmark; Sigrún and Ólöf Einarsdóttir – Iceland; Shige Fujishiro – Japan/Germany; Jesse Günther – Ireland; Karen Lise Krabbe – Denmark; Andrzej Kucharski – Poland; Martine Luttringer – France; Martin Muranica – Slovakia; Inge Panneels – Belgium/Great Britain; Wojciech Peszko – Poland; Mare Saare – Estonia; Janine Claudia Schimkat – the Netherlands; Stanisław Sobota – Poland; Ivana Šrámková – the Czech Republic; Margit M. Tóth – Hungary; Małgorzata ET BER Warlikowska – Poland Continue reading

2014 Estonian glass art at the Ernsting Glass Museum, Germany

ZU GAST: ESTLAND    (Visiting: Estonia)
June 28 – Oct. 19, 2014 Coefeld, (Lette)
Curators: Kati Kerstna (EST),  Dr. Ulrike Hoppe-Oehl (GER)

The exhibition – second of its kind in Germany – gives a broad overview of contemporary Estonian glass art, with established artists and young talents both well represented.
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2014 Kristiina Uslar in the Faroe Islands

On June 6, 2014 a summer exhibition “Glas” opened in the Nordic House, Faroe Islands.Participants: Tróndur Patursson (FO), Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir (IS), Pipaluke Lake (DK), Outi Turpeinen (FI), Kristiina Uslar (EE), Anna Viktoria Norberg (SE), Brandur Patursson (FO). Open till the end of August.

LISTIN: Glas í Norðurlandahúsinum

2014 2D → in Vilnius


Rait Prääts

An international exhibition of Nordic and Baltic glass, titled 2D →, opened May 13, 2014 at the Arka Gallery in Vilnius,  Conrad g . 7. This is a follow-up to the first such exhibition, which took place in Vilnius and Klaipeda in 2012.

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