Elin Isaksson originally from Sweden is a graduate from Edinburgh College of Art with an MA in Design & Applied Arts.
She began her glass blowing training at the famous Orrefors Glass School in Sweden learning traditional Swedish glass making techniques. Further education includes apprenticeships in Sweden, France and Italy.
Elin’s inspiration comes from the play of light, texture and movement in nature and she aims to capture a sense of place, a small detail or an atmosphere rather than reproduce a direct likeness of an object or form.
Her ideas often develops after travelling back to north of Sweden or along the coast of Scotland taking endless of photographs as muse. Elin mainly uses the glassblowing technique to achieve her elegant and tactile simple forms in subtle colour blends. She often finishes of a piece stretching it long and thin or bending it to keep a sense of movement, to capture the intense energy when working with molten glass.