Ella Varvio is an artist-designer working with illustration, ceramics and glass. Varvio’s glass art explores different variations of Graal technique: engraving, prints and air bubbles trapped inside layers of glass. The technique creates a sense of depth and looking into another world, and she aspires to create surreal scenes that do not reveal everything in one look.
Varvio has graduated as Master of Master of Arts at Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture in 2015. She is based in Tampere, Finland and most of her artworks are made in close co-operation with Finnish craftsmen. Varvio’s art has been featured in international exhibitions such European Glass Experience and Handmade Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over -touring exhibitions. In 2018 Ella Varvio is artist-in-residence at the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and she has her solo exhibition at the Finnish Glass Museum in the fall.