The Children’s Day at Glass Village event was held at Nuutajärvi on 29 June 2014. Over 170 children came to draw, paint and shape out of clay imaginary beings to serve as models for glassblowers. They also tried their hand at glassblowing and the casting of a glass medal with the assistance of glassblowers. The spontaneous collaboration of artisans and young designers led to many questions and answers.
Some forty designs were realized. The young designers were invited to the glassblowing sessions. They had the opportunity to discuss colours and details with the glassblowers. The realized pieces are unique. They have an unbridled roughness of experimentation, trial and error in their sketch-like appearance.
Children’s Day was held for the first time in 2013 during the 220th Anniversary Week of the Nuutajärvi Glassworks and will be arranged again in the summer of 2015. The artisans, artists and designers of Nuutajärvi are renewing the everyday life of the old glassworks village with many new events and activities. Including the public and opening the doors of the glassworks to a new generation is a challenge that has been taken up enthusiastically.
Photo: Arttu Hätönen. Glass Work. Photo by: Alma Jantunen.