Freia Schulze
1950Born in Lübeck, Germany
1967–1971Schwäbisch Gmünd State School of Applied Arts (artistic glass grinder)
1971–1975University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and Stourbridge College of Art, England
1977Freelance artist for the Hergiswil glass manufactory, Switzerland
Since 1988Studio in Lübeck
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Freia Schulze

The designs of the vases, glasses and flacons created by Freia Schulze are refreshingly modern and elegant. Their abstract or floral ornamentation, engraved in the ground glass in lively yet regular patterns, makes for a relief-like surface. When we look through them, the ornamentation multiplies like the patterns in a kaleidoscope. In addition, thanks to their ground and engraved surface, the vessels take in and reflect the light with a soft colored shimmer. Freia Schulze first hand-blows her creations according to her designs and then subtly and imaginatively works on their decoration. Since the Studio Glass movement started presenting free-blown objects in the 1970s, there are only few artists who also use Schulze’s technique of manually grinding glass. After the elaborate grinding process she engraves and sometimes also enamels the glass. Her clearly structured, yet at the same time markedly feminine glass work, has been honored with several prizes – for example the Justus Brinckmann Prize in 2007 – and by being exhibited in several public collections.

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