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© Anni Remes
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© Mikko Rasila
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Helmi Remes

  • Lasismi
  • Glassblower
  • Riihimäki, Finland
  • Master Artisan
Helmi Remes Glassblower
Contact
Finnish, English
Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 - 16:30 and Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
Phone:
+358 407655539
© Mikko Rasila

Patterns inspired by nature

  • • Helmi creates contemporary glass vases
  • • Her artworks reflect microbiological events
  • • She enjoys collaborating with other glass blowers

Helmi Remes is inspired by the wonders of nature, those tiny details and phenomena not visible to the human eye. Her work reflects microbiological events and evokes memories of encounters with something mysterious. Even for a professional like her with a decade long career as a designer and an artist, glass represents something of a mystery. Its beauty offers never-ending fascination and curiosity. The process is always a challenge and teaches her humility. Helmi combines different methods like fusing, kiln casting and various glassblowing techniques. Material is the beginning of everything and her aim is to highlight and harness its best qualities and create surprising visual effects.

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Works

  • © Toni Kokkila
  • © Toni Kokkila
  • © Arto Liiti
  • © Arto Liiti
Photo: © Toni Kokkila
On the River Ice II

The On the River Ice II (Joen jäällä II) glass vase was hand blown and moulded. Thin white lines cover the surface in a wavy pattern and subtly accentuate the curve. Through this piece, Helmi explores her childhood memories of cold winter days, when after dark polar days, the sky turns light again.

Height 45 cm

Photo: © Toni Kokkila
On the River Ice I

The On the River Ice I (Joen jäällä I) glass vase was hand blown and moulded. Thin white lines cover the surface in a wavy pattern and subtly accentuate the curve. Through this piece, Helmi explores her childhood memories of cold winter days, when after dark polar days, the sky turns light again.

Height 45 cm

Photo: © Arto Liiti
Winter light

Winter Light (Talven valo) was conceived as a wall piece. Hand blown, it was inspired by northern winter landscapes.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Photo: © Arto Liiti
November

November (Marraskuu) was conceived as a wall piece. Hand blown, it was inspired by northern winter landscapes.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 23 cm

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