Iittala Comes to The Corning Museum of Glass

2017 Kiikkuri
    2017 Kiikkuri

Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 21

The Corning Museum of Glass is excited to host guest glassmakers Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko for Imagination to Creation: Oiva’s Birds. Both gaffers are visiting from the Iittala factory in Finland for a celebration of renowned designer Oiva Toikka’s glass birds. They will be demoing at the Studio at CMoG October 18-21.

Since the first birds entered production in 1972, Birds by Toikka is an international institution offering collectors and enthusiasts hundreds of stunning objects to acquire. When asked about his fascination with birds, Oiva Toikka always answers that the birds' fluid form is ideally suited to representation in glass.

Join us for the unique opportunity to watch as gaffers Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko produce Oiva Toikka’s famed bird designs in The Corning Musuem of Glass, Studio Hot Shop.

As part of the event the glass blowers will be taking advance requests for birds that you would like to see made. After the event is concluded the birds will become available onsite and then online.

If you are interested in signing up to receive notices about this event please contact Meghan Bunnell.