Nina Nørgaard has been hard at work. The last five years have catapulted her to the forefront of Scandinavian glassblowers. Today, she spends more time exploring a more sculptural part of her work, taking it down new paths at Holmegaard Glasværk, one of Denmark’s oldest glassworks. Her practice is as much about the making of an object as the whole atmosphere around it— Nørgaard’s pieces feel magnetic—revealing something about the material as you touch it with your hands or put it to your lips.
Nørgaard’s approach to glass is grounded in respecting the true nature of a material or process. Working with liquid glass, she insists on not pushing it in a direction it does not want to go. She compares it to ‘rocks in water’, often more seductive underwater than over. They are most beautiful when in their element. Her process is about believing in letting things be what they are, to move freely.