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These pages present glass made by a Helsinki/Turku based artist Laura Aalto-Setälä. She is looking the traditional world of glass art from an unconventional point of view: trained as both a scientist and a designer, she is constantly working at the borders of art, science, and design. When not blowing glass, she is doing research on glass chemistry in Åbo Akademi University, in Turku, Finland.

"Glass, or amorphous solid, is a not fully understood state of matter - not a liquid, not a normal solid - achieved under suitable conditions of well-known constituents. Lasifaasi (Finnish: the glassy phase) describes my current state in life where distinct things I have worked with most during past years - science, art, and design - are all suddenly linked together by glass, under very suitable conditions."

Laura Aalto-Setälä with 'Still together', set up for an exhibition.

Laura Aalto-Setälä with 'Still together', set up for an exhibition.