Berry Tales is a collection inspired by nature. All of the pieces are Handmade and mouth-blown in Kosta, Sweden. The bold and vibrant colors are crafted right in the piece, which serves as a vase as well as a stunning sculpture. It is inspired by the Swedish forest.
Ellen Ehk Åkesson was born in Småland and is currently living in Nybro. The dark forest has become something of her laboratory. Ellen takes her roots in the soils of Småland to defiant dimensions by emphasizing contrasts and exuberant imagination.
“My work is often very experimental and I explore my way to expression by trying different techniques, where the materials have to conform to my narrative. In the beginning of the process, it’s important to have the courage to pause when something is half finished, to not rush and end up leaning into something pre-defined. That’s when the unexpected can happen; it’s where I can find traces of something invaluable to my progression. What is the glass trying to say to me?"
“Everything began with the glowing, growing bubble that I saw so often at the glassblowing studio next door to my atelier. As an early Christmas present, I had the opportunity to try glass design myself. Once there, my mind wandered on from the glowing bubble to nature’s effervescent fractals. A foamy river, frog eggs and berries. The process guided the shape. By adding small bubbles of warm glass to the simple bubble, several times, the
shape of a ripe berry is created.”
– Ellen Ehk Åkesson
6.69"L x 6.50"W
— Handcrafted & Mouth-blown In Kosta, Sweden
— Piece Can Be Used As A Vase Or A Sculpture
—Made With Lead-free Crystal
— Hand Wash Recommended
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