“Everything began with the glowing, growing bubble that I saw so often at the glassblowing studio next door to my studio. As an early Christmas present, I had the chance to try glass design. Once there, my mind wandered from the glowing bubble to nature’s effervescent fractals. A foamy river, frog eggs and berries. The process guided the shape. A simple bubble with rounds of cut-on glass led to a ripe berry, a bubble berry. I showed my work in Stockholm. It was all stolen and hasn’t been recovered yet. Years later, I received the Ulrica Hydman Vallien Foundation’s scholarship, which also gave me the chance to experiment with glass at Kosta Glassworks. Back in the wonderful world of glass, and in those bubbling, billowing shapes, a new idea of berries was born – Berry Tales for Kosta Boda Artist Collection.”
– Ellen Ehk Åkesson.
The collection launched in 2021.