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Watch with the Artist: Micke Johansson

May 20, 2020 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Swedish glassmaker Micke Johansson performs the double ariel technique.

Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece in the Amphitheater Hot Shop? Here’s your chance to ask them directly.

Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. For our next online event, watch with Swedish master glassmaker, Micke Johansson on Wednesday, May 20 at 1:00 pm EDT, live on YouTube

The artist will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as we watch this demonstration together.

Watch Johansson as he makes a beautiful piece of glass using the "double ariel" technique: layers of colored, patterned glass overlaid by clear glass. Johansson is considered the world’s master in this uniquely Swedish method of glassmaking that has its origins in Orrefors, Sweden in 1916.

We at the Corning Museum of Glass are bringing you this exciting new series of live online events as a way for our communities to connect with glassmakers and world-class visiting Guest Artists.

Unable to watch the live event? Find hundreds of hours of live streamed demonstrations on the Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel, and check back for new videos soon.

Micke Johansson

Micke Johansson

Micke Johansson is a master glassblower and designer from Sweden. When he was 16 years old, Johansson began working at Orrefors glassworks and stayed there for 15 years. He became a master glassblower at Orrefors at the age of 24. In 2004, Johansson started working at Pukeberg Glassworks where he could develop and produce his own art glass.