INGALENA KLENELL

INGALENA

Glass, for me, is a way of exploring and investigating limits and creating ways of transcending them,-limits of techniques as well as those of myself. I work with several different techniques such as hotcasting, kilnforming and kilncasting. Large scale works fascinate me. The brittle qualities of glas has been expressive, thoroughout my work, of the brittle qualities of life itself, its existential vulnerabilities. Brittleness and vulnerability in the medium, then combined with eminence of light as a source of inspiration, is intimately connected with the search for what is central in the human condition. My works may be seen as primarly sculptural; but inspired by folkart and craft, I have my roots among those whose need for expression takes the form of creative joy and desite, a creative urgency I have meet chiefly only in folk art.

PROJECTS

EDSBJÖRKE STUDIO

Edsbjörke Studio is situated at the shore of the lake Fryken in the little village Edsbjörke 7 km north of Sunne. There you can find many different studios for art made in glass. A hotglass shop where Ragnar blows the bowls goblets. Some for cold glass techniques, like kilncasting and casting with vaxmodels where Ingalena work with her big installations made for public museums and domestic environments. there is also a department for lampwork.

The hot glas studio the so called. ”Foundry” is used, and so the other independent artists like Simon Klenell and Kristoffer Sundin. Anette Alsiö and Sara Lundqvist has occasionally hired for carrying out certain works. The garden surrounding Edsbjörke Studio is an important inspiration and are also used as an exhibition space with various installations placed in interaction with vegetation. This is part of the activities that are developed each season to a sculpture park in miniature. Here is a small shop, and it is open by appointment.

EDSBJÖRKE STUDIO

Edsbjörke Studio is situated at the shore of the lake Fryken in the little village Edsbjörke 7 km north of Sunne. There you can find many different studios for art made in glass. A hotglass shop where Ragnar blows the bowls goblets. Some for cold glass techniques, like kilncasting and casting with vaxmodels where Ingalena work with her big installations made for public museums and domestic environments. there is also a department for lampwork.

The hot glas studio the so called. ”Foundry” is used, and so the other independent artists like Simon Klenell and Kristoffer Sundin. Anette Alsiö and Sara Lundqvist has occasionally hired for carrying out certain works. The garden surrounding Edsbjörke Studio is an important inspiration and are also used as an exhibition space with various installations placed in interaction with vegetation. This is part of the activities that are developed each season to a sculpture park in miniature. Here is a small shop, and it is open by appointment.

RAGNAR KLENELL

RAGNAR

Since 1979 I am working with glass in Edsbjörke. I run the studio together with Ingalena Klenell.
”My work focuses on and explores different glass processes. The material fascinates me. My environment serves me as an important source of inspiration. The aesthetics of the nature that surrounds me as well as the environmental aspects of my practice and my strive to reduce the energy consumption of my making. It is all part of how I approach my work. My works are mostly unique pieces in hot glass techniques as well as combinattions with different kilnforming techniques. The experience of many years of glassmaking has resulted in a furnace building practice as well as the construction of basic hot glass studio equipment.”

COLLECTIONS

EDSBJÖRKE STUDIO

Edsbjörke Studio is situated at the shore of the lake Fryken in the little village Edsbjörke 7 km north of Sunne. There you can find many different studios for art made in glass. A hotglass shop where Ragnar blows the bowls goblets. Some for cold glass techniques, like kilncasting and casting with vaxmodels where Ingalena work with her big installations made for public museums and domestic environments. there is also a department for lampwork.

The hot glas studio the so called. ”Foundry” is used, and so the other independent artists like Simon Klenell and Kristoffer Sundin. Anette Alsiö and Sara Lundqvist has occasionally hired for carrying out certain works. The garden surrounding Edsbjörke Studio is an important inspiration and are also used as an exhibition space with various installations placed in interaction with vegetation. This is part of the activities that are developed each season to a sculpture park in miniature. Here is a small shop, and it is open by appointment.

EDSBJÖRKE STUDIO