from the Mats Jonasson Collection, Maleras, Sweden
Blue (left) or Red (Above)
5" H x 3-1/2" W
$200 (less Internet
discount of $30) = $170
Mats Jonasson's talent as a designer attracted attention early on. When he started to work as an apprentice engraver at the glass works in 1959. Over the next few decades he worked with many of the most respected contemporary glass artists in Sweden. During this period, he developed that natural style of his which he has perfected in his Wildlife Collection. "Our forests have captured the hearts and minds of people since time immemorial," says Mats. Inspired by the natural world around him, he has opened his mind to create his distinctive masterpieces in the finest Swedish crystal. Nowadays, this son of the glass works is represented all over the world.
Klas-Goran Tinback is a studio glass artist who's been tempted to return to the warmth of the glass works after a couple of decades away. His collections represent a bold foray into the world of the glass artist. Tinback's works are on display at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm, the Rohsska Museum in Gothenburg and the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Berlin. His work has been exhibited in Japan, Brazil and the USA, as well as all over Europe. Since 2000 he's been allowing his creativity to flood out at MATS JONASSON MALERAS.
Erika Hoglund was born in Sweden in 1971 into a family of artists, where glass and design played an important role in everyday life. As a child she was fascinated by teamwork that existed between the glassblower and the designer and what they could achieve by working together on glowing crystal. With this background and a fiercely independent and often wild and fantastic streak of creativity, Erika has opened up completely new perspectives in what can be achieved in the medium of crystal. Since 1997 she has been allowing her creativity to flood out at
MATS JOHASSON MALERAS.