The Studio Glass Revolution

Window renovation in the exhibition

During the fall of 2022, window renovation is underway in the exhibition The Studio Glass Revolution. This means that parts of the exhibition, in whole or in part, may be closed during certain periods.

The Studio Glass Revolution

Through the Swedish Glass Academy, the Swedish Glass Museum has been able to accept a very generous donation from 70 artists, artisans and designers expressing themselves in glass. This fantastic donation has given the Swedish Glass Museum the unique opportunity to present the complete development of the studio glass movement from 1968 onwards. 

Studio glass refers to glass that has been shaped and blown by one and the same person in individual booths or studios. The exhibition The Studio Glass Revolution shows the rise and development of studio glass in Sweden. Glass from contemporary artists and objects from artists and designers who express themselves in glass are collected here.

The revolution began in the 1960s

The studio glass movement emerged during the late 1960s in Sweden and can in many ways be seen as a backlash against industrial glass. For the early studio glass artists, the aim was to win back artistic freedom in working with glass. By building small glass furnaces that were easy to handle and cheap to operate, glass design and glass crafting became more accessible and the studio glass movement spread across the world and in Sweden.

Since the beginning of studio glass, the glass has been subject to development and renewal. New expressions and techniques form central parts of the movement, and Studioglas in change shows glass from the liberation of the 1960s to today’s socially critical works.

The exhibition can be found at the Swedish Glass Museum.