Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Oiva Toikka Glass Bird Collection

Stunning glass birds and owls by internationally renowned Finnish artist Oiva Toikka. Toikka has created more than 400 birds over the last fifty years. Each bird is individually mouth-blown, making each one unique work of art. The vivid colors of the birds come from the glass, not from paint. The birds are highly sort after among the private collectors all over the world. 

"Oiva Toikka explores the opportunities offered by glass, exploiting the renowned iittala skill with color, and the transparency and opacity of glass. There is great virtuosity in the way filigree and filigree tape have been used to depict the bird's plumage. In his birds, Oiva Toikka uses glass like a painter uses his palette." - All Modern.

He has won numerous awards, among them the Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. You can find more of his birds here and can find them in a store near you.