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Ilze Dūdiņa

Ilze Dūdiņa Glass sculptor
Latvian, English, Russian
By appointment only
+371 29632208
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Entranced by glass

  • • Ilze makes stained glass works
  • • She is one of the founders of the Glass Art and Studies Centre
  • • She teaches at the Art Academy of Latvia

Since graduating from the Art Academy of Latvia in 1993, Ilze Dūdiņa has become increasingly entranced by glass and its paradoxical nature. Strong and fragile at the same time, glass can even be dangerous, but in Ilze's hands it becomes safe and beautiful. She uses many different techniques to tame glass and design ethereal, delicate and polished objects. In doing so, it isn't only the creative side of her brain that is put to work; her knowledge of chemistry and physics is an integral part of the process. Ilze is passionate about teaching, passing on her knowledge to students of the Art Academy and teaching anyone who is interested in the craft at the Glass Art and Studies Centre.

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Feathers & Bullets

This glass sculpture was hot sculpted by Ilze and features metal parts and bullets added to the tip.

Length 37 cm
Width 5 cm
Depth 4 cm

Photo: © Indrikis Sturmanis
Archetype II

Archetype II is a glass sculpture symbolising the infinity of interaction between two materials. It was hot sculpted and features blue threads tied to its outer surface.

Height 41 cm
Width 36 cm
Depth 26 cm

Photo: © Imants Ķīkulis

This glass sculpture was hot shaped and polished. Ilze's creation is an attempt to visualise and capture the unique moment of water turning into ice.

Height 90 cm
Width 70 cm
Depth 70 cm

Photo: © Imants Ķīkulis
Interaction with Friends & Father

This glass sculpture was cast, hot shaped and polished. Izle used hextal glue, a type of resin frequently used by glass artists, to glue together the different parts of the piece.

Height 43 cm
Width 14 cm
Depth 13 cm

Photo: © Marta Dūdiņa-Ozoliņa

Irritation was hot shaped and inspired by several abstract forms found in nature.

Length 37 cm
Width 14 cm
Depth 13.5 cm

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