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Blown Glass with Foamglass Inclusions
by BarroLevin, Sweden


The Stockholm based glassblowing team of Ulrika Barr and Kristina LevĂ©n work under the name BarroLeven. Focused on massive, minimal forms that telegraph the materiality of the glass, their free-blown vessels embrace the material’s molten, flowing quality by preserving asymmetry and uneven surfaces. Central to their recent body of work is the embedding of ‘foam glass’ within the thick-walled forms. Foam glass is an industrial filtering material, with a texture similar to floral foam, that is made from recycled glass. The chunks of foam create a depth and texture that challenges our typical expectations of glass.