With the Nordic forests as her playground, Erika Kristofersson Bredberg developed her artistry from an early age. Being raised in a small village in the north of Sweden, she had her first encounter with art from the cover of her mom's vinyls and cartoon magazines. From here, together with encouragement from her creative mum, she used painting to express herself and her art.
The natural step then became to further develop her art and move from her hometown to pursue a Bachelor in glass and ceramics at Konstfack (University of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm. Erika Kristofersson Bredberg is continuously challenging herself to keep exploring materials and to never stop herself from doing too much.
Erika even runs her own glass studio, which is quite unusual. She's also a member of the glass collective Boom! which aims to spread the creativity of glass making. So lots of love for the difficult and wonderful making of glass.
For The Ode To, Erika has created the series 666 from blown and sculptured glass, presenting cold, yet soft, pieces. Erika found her inspiration in the feeling of the crispy coldness on your face an early Swedish morning in January. Her pieces are a humoristic critique of society or a flirt with popular culture, reflecting aesthetics that combine influences from cartoons and politics.
We love the playful and bold pieces in the series 666 - see for yourself by discovering all Erika Kristofersson Bredberg’s glass sculptures.