Glass Art

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.

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News and events

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EKA Design Hackathon

EKA Design Hackthon takes place in Estonian Academy of Arts 1.11 – 3.11 and is dedicated to students of The Faculty of Design but opened to everyone who is interested. A hackathon is a 48 hours long intensive event where students from different faculties work together in order to find design solutions for real life problems. Although this is a general design hackathon we encourage the ...

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).
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Open Lecture: glass artists Krista Israel and Jacky Geurts

You are welcome to the Open Lecture of glass artists Krista Israel and Jacky Geurts on Thursday, 21th March at 5PM in room B604. “The use of multiple techniques to come to complex works is based on the complexity of society. I try to capture its ambiguity in layered, ambiguous works that touch both personal and universal feelings. My work reflects how I see the world around me. ...

Paulis Liepa artist talk 25.10 5pm at room A202

Paulis Liepa artist talk TODAY 25.10 5pm in room A202 Paulis Liepa(1978) works with the most basic printmaking techniques – cardboard cut and collagraph. Techniques as simple as life itself. Knife, cardboard, glue and the magic of the moment in a quiet, sunny afternoon, when time freezes dreams about future turn into memories of things that never happened. Our plans, hopes and ...
  • 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

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