Playing with glass

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Linnéa Hedenus to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.

Linnéa Hedenus Swedish Artist Handmade Glass Art Coloutful Artworks Mouth Blown Glass

What do you call your series of artworks?

– I have created two series: ’Planets’ and ’Candle Holders’.

What technique have you used?

– For the ’Planets’ I have used a combination of glass blowing and hand shaping. The ‘Candle Holders’ are primarily hand-shaped and solid, but they also feature a small blown cup for the candle. All the pieces in both series are personally signed by me.

What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?

– I am inspired by simple, round, and playful shapes as well as vibrant colors. I enjoy creating art that evokes memories of my childhood and is reminiscent of my three daughters' drawings. Interestingly, the design for the candle holder came to me while playing with play dough with them.

Linnéa Hedenus Swedish Artist Handmade Glass Art Coloutful Artworks Mouth Blown Glass Studio

What other artists do you admire?

– I have been a fan of Marie-Louise for as long as I can remember, and I adore her playfulness and her skill in combining colors.

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– I have been a part-time apprentice at Gunilla Kihlgren's glass studio for the past three years, despite not having a formal glass education. My primary profession is teaching Theatre and Aesthetic Communication at a gymnasium in Stockholm.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

– Round, colorful, childish.

What we love about Linnéa Hedenus:

We adore Linnéa Hedenus' captivating way of infusing art with playful shapes, vibrant colors, and a touch of childhood nostalgia.