Magnifying glasses, champagne glasses, stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals, glass skyscrapers – these are all part of an opportunity-filled world that is revealed to the freshmen in the Academy’s Department of Glass Art. Glass as a material provides an excellent and respected means of expression for artists, designers and architects.

• The faculty members in our department are internationally recognised artists; while our students are enthusiastic, and love their speciality. The sustainability of the department is based on Estonia’s long and strong traditions of glassmaking, and on a team that is focused on innovation.
• Every person is special and exceptional. The boundlessly diverse forms of expression that are possible with glass provide everyone with the opportunity to find their own way – to find themselves.
• The Academy’s Department of Glass Art is the only place in Estonia where students can acquire a thorough education in glass art. And the fact that glass is necessary is apparent from the world around us.


BA programme admission information

Glass art on Bachelor level is taught in the Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery and Blacksmithing (Klaas, keraamika, ehe ja sepis) programme. The study language is Estonian, minimum level of Estonian language skills must be B2.

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MA programme admission information

NB! Admission for Design and Crafts won’t open for 2022/2023 academic year!

Glass art on MA level is taught in the Design & Crafts (Disain ja rakenduskunst) programme.

Read more about Design & Crafts MA curricula.

News and events

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Exhibition “State of Abstraction”

From Thursday, December 9, the art exhibition “Abstract States” by 2nd year students of EAA Jewellery and Blacksmithing, Glass Art and Ceramics departments will be open at the ARS Project Space. The exhibition is up until December 12, 2021. The exhibition, which explores a variety of mind-states, invites viewers to take part in a cognitive journey accompanied by impulses from the presence of ...
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Kristiina Uslar in National Glass Centre Glass Prize Exhibition

Glass artist, Kristiina Uslar, associate professor at EKA glass department, is participating in the National Glass Center Glass Prize.  From 16 October 2021 to 13 March 2022, the Glass Prize, an exhibition organized by the International Glass Center (NGC), will take place in Sunderland, England. The exhibition will feature 40 artists selected by a jury of Sandra Blach (Glasmuseet Ebeltoft), ...
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EKA at Tallinn Desing Festival 2021

The exhibition SECOND CHANGE at Tallinn Design Festival on the subject of reuse, which also includes the cooperation project “Food and Advice” of the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Fotografiska restaurant. The premiere of the exhibition, which was warmly received, was at the Venice Design Biennale this summer. In cooperation with Fotografiska Tallinn restaurant and its chef ...

Kristiina Uslar has been nominated for the seventh annual Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts at University of the Arts in Philadelphia

Kristiina Uslar has been nominated for the seventh annual Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The Borowsky Prize was established in 2012 and honors the late Irvin Borowsky, a glass arts patron and humanitarian. The Borowsky Prize recognizes an artist whose work is conceptually daring, exemplifies technical skill and innovation, ...

Piret Ellamaa won Honorable Mentions Prize

Piret Ellamaa won Honorable Mentions Prize in Glass Art Society`s year conference. Exhibition took place  in the Morean Art Center St. Petersburg , Florida (9. March – 26. April 2019).
UMWELT – glass exhibition at the Adamson-Eric Museum

UMWELT – glass exhibition at the Adamson-Eric Museum

OMAILM / UMWELT 09. 06 – 01. 10. 2017 ADAMSON-ERICU MUSEUM Curators Ülle Kruus & Mare Saare Design Mari Kurismaa Graphic design Külli Kaats Artists: 1. 1967 Maie Mikof 2. 1970 Peeter Rudaš 3. 1975 Rait Prääts 4. 1979 Mare Saare 5. 1981 Eve Koha 6. 1985 Ivo Lill 7. 1995 BA Kai Kiudsoo-Värv 2005 MA 8. 1995 BA Tiina Sarapu 1996 MA 9. 1998 BA Eeva Käsper 2003 MA 10. 2002 BA Maret Sarapu 2005 MA ...

Maks Roosma grant for Maarja Mäemets, student of glass

For the year 2016/17 the annual grant for a glass student of the EAA goes to MAARJA MÄEMETS for her outstanding results in combining glass and photography in her creative work and for winning the first prize of the student art competition organized by Bild-Werk Frauenau, Germany.
  • I like that the programme is well balanced in terms of creative and more practical subjects, that help you gain a better understanding of business and how to succeed as an entrepreneur. In addition, the form of study is very individual and the lecturers really help you reach your goals.
    Kateriin Rikken
    MA Design & Crafts (Glass Art) ‘18

Student Work

Maarja Mäemets 2017