For the love of pretty things

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.


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!