Eventually Jan-Erik and Sven-Åke decided to strike out on their own and set up a "laboratory" for glass. It would be a place to make their own work, but with room to continue to collaborate with visiting artists, as well as a home for an international apprenticeship program.Their own work combines their extensive technical knowledge with their equally strong connection to the restrained and elegant Scandinavian aesthetic. Jan-Erik and Sven-Åke's work has been exhibited internationally in many museums and galleries.
Jan-Erik Ritzman began working at the Kosta Boda factory in 1957, becoming the Master of the Art Glass team in 1964, the youngest person ever to do so. Since the early 1970's Jan-Erik has traveled the world teaching and consulting, from China to Swaziland. He was the first European Glass Master to demonstrate glassblowing in the United States.
Sven-Åke Carlsson began his career in glass in 1972 at the Kosta Boda factory. In 1976, along with another Master from Kosta, Sven-Åke created the first independent glass workshop run by experienced people from "the industry".
He has taught glassblowing internationally, from Japan to the United States. The item "Lrg Transjo Hytta Sweden 9 Art Glass Vase vintage Kosta Boda masters chartreuse" is in sale since Sunday, August 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Loetz". The seller is "sacredcellar" and is located in Cleveland, Ohio.
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