Category Archives: Appreciated Glass Artist

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.

2008 Rait Prääts is the Recognized Glass Artist of 2006/07

451The 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

2004 Mare Saare is the Recognized Glass Artist of the year.

86The 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.

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