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Gunnel Sahlin

1954, Sweden

Sahlin’s current passions include exploring the limits of glass materiality, colour, form and light taking her inspiration from the natural world around her. Sahlin was born in Umeå, northern Sweden, and studied at Stockholm’s University College of Arts, Crafts & Design. She has over 20 years experience in the Swedish glass industry.

She has held a professorship at Stockholm’s College of Art, Craft and Design, as well as the renowned Pilchuck Glass School in the US. Between 1986-2005, she was designer at Kosta Boda, Sweden’s most prestigious brand of glassware and glass art.

Sahlin has exhibited extensively in Europe, Japan & the US and received many awards including ; Working Grant Swedish Art Council (2005), Excellent Swedish Design (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997), St. Johns Masonic Lodge Award (1993), and a Working Grant, Eklund Scholership Fund (1984).

She is represented in; Nationel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden Tel Aviv Museum, Israel Museum of Glass, Corning, USA Ebeltoft Glassmuseum, Denmark Art gallery of Western Austalia  Smålands Museum, Växsjö, Sweden


2017 Hortus Poetica - Exploring Materiality, Colour and Form Solo Exhibition • Exhibition Catalogue

Artist portrait by Rikard Vestman.