For the 10th time, the EGAU awards the Appreciated Glass Artist Prize. The nominees, this time, were Merle Kannus, Kati Kerstna and Rait Prääts; the laureate is Kati kerstna.
The winner was declared at the nominees’ exhibition “Empiiria” at the Okapi Gallery, Tallinn, Nov 2, 2022.
Photos by Temuri Hvingija
Photo: Kaupo Kikkas
The honourable nomination for the title of “Recognized Glass Artist of Estonia 2010/2011” was awarded to Eeva Käsper.
The honourable nomination for the title of “Recognized Glass Artist 2006/07” was awarded to Rait Prääts.
Rait Prääts calls himself a craftsman of the twenty-first century, and that he is, in the highest meaning of the word. As an artist he has captured epic ideas by working with traditional methods. This reflects the modern paradox as it stands—to materialize idea into glass there is still no other process, but age-old technique. Continue reading
The honourable nomination for the title of “Recognized Glass Artist” was awarded for the first time by the Glass Artists’ Union this year. We announce Mare Saare as the first laureate of this title. Congratulations, Mare!
Worthy competition for the title was provided by: Meeli Ktiva, Ivo Lill, Rait Prääts ja Maie-Ann Raun.
The jury reached its decision by reviewing the artists’ portfolios, the voting was secret and individual. Members of jury included: Kai Lobjakas and Ketli Tiitsaar from the Museum of Applied Art and Design; Liina Siib and Maarja Undusk from the Estonian Museum of Art, and Harry Liivrand from the Eesti Ekspress weekly.