Super Rare Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi EAGLE OWL Art Glass Bird Finland Signed. The item consists of a super rare example of an Eagle Owl/Huuhkaja Art Glass Bird Sculpture by Oiva Toikka, designed and handblown for the Glassworks studio of Nuutajarvi, Finland and was made sometime between 1984-85.
This is a 100% original, hand blow bird made and signed by artist Oiva Toikka and from the ones that I have seen have been a lot smaller than this one. Super nice brown and teal green colour with a like oil slick pattern on top the bird along with swirls in the glass. The birds head is a golden-brown colour.I held it in the light to show its beautiful colour. Designed by Oiva Toikka and signed on bottom. Original sticker intact and in great condition. Signed Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi Notsjö.
Colour light brown with dark brown figures. Size 185mm tall and 100mm wide. Designed and blown around 1984 1985. You can find this bird book Birds By Toikka page 22. The huuhkaja, or eagle owl, was first introduced to the collection in 1984, but then retired just a year later.The owl features an array of brown dancing across the body and a face that is not painted, but glass-blown, showcasing the intricate art of glassblowing. SIGNED: Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi Notsjö. Colour Light brown with dark brown figures. Oiva Toikka - A Biography. Oiva Toikka (1931-) was born on a farm in Viipuri in eastern Finland (now part of Russia).
As a child, Oiva was inspired by the areas rich and vibrant folklore. He attended the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki in 195356 and 195960. As a student in the ceramics department, Oiva tried to break free from the constraints of the predominant idea of functionalism.
He was more interested in the sculptural possibilities that clay had to offer. His objects were often decorated with stylized and humorous figures, reflecting his keen interest in peasant culture. Other pieces from the period resembled prehistoric relics or Greek and Roman antiquities. It has never been my thing to play safe. There are enough perfectionists around.After graduation, Oiva Toikka was hired by the Arabia porcelain factory in Helsinki in 1956. Initially working in different departments of the factory, he was soon transferred to its famed Art Department.
By this time, Arabia was overwhelmed with distinguished artists like Toini Muona, Birger Kaipiainen, and Rut Bryk. The artists at Arabia represented two distinct lines of work: traditional potters and proponents of a free and sculptural approach. Oiva chose the freer path, despite having trained under Elsa Elenius, a fine representative of the classic tradition. Oivas first solo exhibition in 1958 was widely noted.
He displayed distinctive, sturdy human and animal figurines of chamotte that included a good deal of humor. Attached to the rectangular bodies were separately made legs, heads, and tails. Oivas expression was boldly impulsive and flouted convention. In the newspapers, he was praised for his naive impression that was archaic and modern at the same time.
In the Finnish art world, Oivas work was regarded as a welcome and refreshing addition. He worked for Arabia for three years, before a period as an art teacher in Sodankylä in the north of Finland in 196063. I have never had any intention of being revolutionary in my work. I have just done what felt right.Oiva Toikka started working for Nuutajärvi Finlands oldest glassworks in 1963. In the beginning, he did not want to be known as a designer. He preferred to be called an artist who also designs. At the time, Nuutajärvi radically renewed its range of pressed glass products. Oiva, therefore, designed the Kastehelmi (Dew Drop) series, so named because of the circles in the pressed glass. A pressed item feels quite heavy. I wanted to lighten it up by bringing relief into it. The pattern came from the image of a pearl with its beautiful shape. Oiva quickly became one of the more prominent designers at Nuutajärvi. The Kastehelmi (1964) and Flora (1966) series became huge commercial successes. In the late 1960s, Nuutajärvi was producing 18 series designed by Oiva, including tableware, glasses, carafes, vases, candlesticks, and bowls. The Kastehelmi series was in production for more than 20 years. In 2010, it was reintroduced to celebrate Oivas 50 years of work with the company. In addition to making pressed glass products, Nuutajärvi had a long tradition of crafting high-quality glass art. In 1975, the Art Collection was launched, consisting of objects made in limited editions. In the making of objects for this collection, the glass blower received a large degree of freedom in the design. There was a definite basic form, but it was the craftsman's skill and feeling that completed the work. During the 1980s, the Finnish glass industry began to change strategies at an ever-faster pace. In 1981, the 300th anniversary of the Finnish glass industry, the Art Collection was renamed Pro Arte.
Unique pieces made for exhibitions were often used as models for this series. Oiva Toikkas birds have become well-known symbols of Nordic glass design. The first bird can be seen inside his "Lake Palace" sculpture from 1969. The bird is reminiscent of the "Flycatcher" (Sieppo), the first of Oivas birds to enter production in 1972.
Every bird has its own expression. The deviations make each bird one of a kind.Over the years, more than 300 species have been created. Each bird is a unique individual, signed with the artists name as well as the name of Nuutajärvi or Iittala. The vast collection of glass birds embodies a rich fusion of mouth blown glassmaking traditions. Oiva knows and works closely with the craftsmen at Nuutajärvi who produce his pieces, and they know him equally well.
Each working session is unique, and failures and misunderstandings often lead to new inventions and ideas. Oiva is often asked about his fascination with birds.
He always answers that he finds their fluid form ideally suited to being represented in glass. Any product you return must be in the same condition you received it and in the original packaging. Higher value goods will be automatically sent by a tracked postal service. Please check the individual listings for advice on processing times as many items are made to order. In the very unlikely event that your item is delayed, lost or damaged, we DO want to help you.
The item "Super Rare Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi EAGLE OWL Art Glass Bird Finland Signed" is in sale since Sunday, May 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Other Scandinavian Art Glass". The seller is "listerbeauty2012" and is located in Swindon.This item can be shipped worldwide.