Serving It!

Re-imagined serving as sculptures

In 2021 Milla Vaahtera started a series of unique sculptural and blown glass serving objects. These objects are useful as serving or as vases, but most importantly they are sculptures. Milla Vaahtera is beginning a new series rethinking the objects of home as sculptures.

Glassblowers: Paula Pääkkönen, Sani Lappalainen, Otto Koivuranta, Jukka Viuha, Penna Tornberg and many other glassblowers from Nuutajärvi.

Milla Vaahtera

Photos Hannakaisa Pekkala

Lintumaa Installation

As a part of Norhern Alps Art Festival

I interpret the forest theme by creating sculptures of glass and brass inspired by the small flora of the forest floor. Imaginary plant sculptures are large and they react to the forest around them by colour, sound and movement. Mosses, small berries and flowers grow large. With this approach, I seek to create the experience of wonder that a small child will experience in the woods. I want to recreate the same experience for an adult who has often forgotten about it. The installation glass parts have been created in a traditional glass village of Nuutajärvi Finland in collaboration with glassblowers. We want to revitalize the traditional crafts and use them in contemporary art.

2020-2021 Open in Omachi Japan October 2021

Thank You 

Norhern Alps Art Festival Commetee
Akira Minagawa
Hotshop team Paula Pääkkönen, Otto Koivuranta, Sani Lappalainen, Jonas Paajanen and Pauli Vähäsarja
Metal team Kirsi Kokkonen and Maaria Pihlajamäki

Sculptural Lights

Pleace contact for made to order pieces

2020 -

Glassblowing Paula Pääkkönen, Sani Lappalainen, Otto Koivuranta, Jonas Paajanen, Penna Tornberg, Nooa Hietaniemi & Jukka Viuha

Glass and brass

Hannakaisa Pekkala

Hannakaisa Pekkala
Riikka Väliahde
Milja Ärilä

Thank you

Niilo Helanderin Säätiö

Maaria Pihlajamaki & Kirsi Kokkonen

Jewellery in
collaboration with Sofia

Editorial photos

Collection -  Sofia Järnefelt

Jewellery in collaboration with Sofia Järnefelt for her collection

Photography - Eeva Suutari
Models - Kirsi Pyrhonen, Stella Hagerstrand & Kersti Pohlak
Styling - Emilia Laitanen
Make up - Jenny Janssonmakeup
Hair - Sanni Sydhair

Jewelry photos

Metal working - Milla Vaahtera, Kirsi Kokkonen & Maaria Pihlajamaki

Glass work by Toivo Molin, Penna Tornberg & Milla Vaahtera