Glorious works of art
Feel the heat from the warm pits as the old hotshop is brought to life with the new generation of glass designers making art of tomorrow. Watch and learn how glas is made, as a crew of skilled glassworker demonstrates the processes of art-craftsmanship in a new modern hotshop. They fire up the warm pits of Holmegaard Værk and beautifully honors the traditions of glass blowing.
Delve into the life of a glassworker at Holmegaard Glasværk in the exhibition 'Glasværket'. It was here in the glass hut that the glassmakers blew glass while sweating in the heat of the large pits.
The heat no longer lingers in the old tank as it was turned off and the 45 tonnes of liquid glass in its interior slowly calmed down and solidified. And when it closed in 2008, the site was abandoned in a hurry. The dust is still on the buttons that operate the machines, and the stove is like a large mausoleum with a cold mass of glass that never gets further.
With the live hotshop we bring back the heat of the art-craftmanship - with respect for a place that for almost 200 years has been a workplace for generations and generations of glassworkers. They are the ones who tell the stories in small podcasts that you can listen to, while your eyes can be captivated by enchanting light installations and alluring animations. You can also see how glass is made.