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Cristina Ilinca

Cristina Ilinca Glass sculptor
Romanian, English, French, German
By appointment only
+40 772227228
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An original approach

  • • Cristina gave up her former career to become a glass artist
  • • Besides her glass works, she also makes raku sculptures
  • • She set up a personal art gallery in her own studio

Cristina Ilinca found her calling as a glass artist at the age of 40, after graduating from two faculties and working in a different field. In a process of personal discovery and on a quest for meaning in life, she decided to attend the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design. This transformative journey led her to opening her own studio and creating works that often reflect nature and the miracles of life. In addition to her academic training, she learned about glass fusing and other techniques from books and took independent classes in glass art, glass printing and ceramics in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Her creations have been appreciated in solo and group exhibitions, both in Romania and abroad.

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Photo: © Claudiu Ionescu
The Princess of the Deep

This colourless glass sculpture was shaped from blown glass that was then hot worked to achieve it's final form. Glass threads were applied to the surface of the glass when molten hot, fusing with the central form.

Length 12 cm
Width 9 cm
Height 27 cm

Photo: © Claudiu Ionescu

This transparent green glass sculpture is hand blown. The final blown form is attached to a white marble pedestal.

Length 135 cm
Width 17.5 cm
Height 49 cm

Photo: © Claudiu Ionescu
Tree Tales

This colourless sculptural glass vase was hand blown and worked when the vase was still in a molten state by stretching it over a log and pulling the glass with glass working tools. The vase is finished with vegetable imprints on the bottom.

Length 465 cm
Width 24 cm
Height 235 cm

Photo: © Claudiu Ionescu
Blue Moon

Cristina Ilinca shaped this blue hued glass sculpture using blown glass techniques and then worked the glass when in a molten state to achieve its final form.

Length 36 cm
Width 36 cm
Height 21 cm

Photo: © Claudiu Ionescu
Purple Planet

This glass sculpture was hand blown by Cristina Ilinca, creating a purple hued sphere.

Length 34 cm
Width 34 cm
Height 35 cm

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