“Working with glass is a journey that takes you to the high peaks and deep valleys. Hot, dangerous, hard, soft. Difficult and time-consuming to master. But perseverance and repetition bring results. Your efforts are rewarded and it becomes possible to master new aspects and techniques all the time. You can control this glowing mass of glass and you are free to turn it into whatever you wish. The certainty that glass is my material for creative activity is the driving force that forms the basis for my glassblowing.”

Merete Rein was born and grew up in Trondheim. Now lives in Aurland, Sogn og Fjordane.

 


Education

2006 Short summer course in Denmark
2006-2008 Nordic course, National School of Glass in Orrefors, Sweden

Practice
2007 Orrefors Glasbruk
2007 Stavanger Glassblåseri
2011-2012 temporary rental of the Eco energy warehouse, where I worked with glass for one and a half years
2008-2012 establishing the glassblowing studio at Vangen, opened in autumn 2012

Study trip
2007 Murano, Italy

Grants
Establishment grant from Innovation Norway 2012