Deep in the Småland forest, by the glow of the glassworks’ furnace, creatures from folklore come to life. On a sturdy table in the middle of the foundry, a set of warm iron cast forms are lined up. The hot mass of glowing glass that has been taken out of the furnace, gradually pours off the glassblower’s pipe and evenly spread out in the molds. Slowly appears the shape of an animal in each cast. The warm crystal is then carried over to the cooling furnace where it will cool off during the night, awaiting to be individually hand-processed by a craftsman at several stations along the production line.
Målerås Glasbruk has long been famous for its crystal wildlife- and mythical sculptures, and now Klaus Haapaniemi will introduce his mystical world of images in the finest of crystal. Welcome to step into the wondrous fantasy world of Klaus Haapaniemi!
Art No 34319 Cast crystal sculpture with painted and sandblasted motif. Conscious of our environmental responsibilities, this sculpture has been hand-painted using organic colours. To preserve the beautiful finish of the piece, do not use strong cleaning agents and keep it away from strong direct sunlight. The sculpture is handmade in Sweden and signed. Design Klaus Haapaniemi Colour: Burgundy with purple and blastered details WxH=185×105 mms / 7,5×4” Weight: 1,3 kg