At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Swedish artist Saga Sandström to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and what other artists she admires.
What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?
– The series that I have created for The Ode To is called Rainbow Vases, because of the colours. They are made from mouth blown glass and I hope that they will bring energy and happiness to people. I think we need more colours in our homes and that pretty things give us joy.
Name an artist that you admire:
– There are so many that it’s hard to pick only one, but I’d say Deborah Czeresko. I think she’s such a cool artist and a very important woman in the glass world fighting for equality.
Did you always know you wanted to be an artist?
– I’ve been drawing since I was a little child. Drawing has always been my way of dealing with things and a way to unwind and let my brain rest. Growing up I knew that I would work with something creative, but I’ve been trying out a lot of different ways and techniques along the way.
What’s your relationship to ceramics and glassblowing?
– I got particularly attached to ceramics during my years at art school. Once I got in at the bachelor program in ceramics and glass at Konstfack I discovered glassblowing and fell deeply in love. It felt like coming home and I just knew; this was what I was supposed to do.
How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?
– Colourful, fun and a bit vulgar.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT SAGA SANDSTRÖM:
There’s something so irresistible about the art of Saga Sandström, the craftsmanship and the humour, the colours and the playfulness. In other words, perfect pick-me-up pieces!