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Minna Koistinen

Founder + glass artist

Minna Koistinen has been living and working in Toronto since receiving an MFA from the University of Art & Design in Helsinki in 1997. Minna has enjoyed teaching her fine art glass blowing workshops since 2001, having led thousands of students through the process of glass making.

"As a geologist's daughter, I learned about minerals at an early age. Growing up in my native Finland, this knowledge translated into my love for glass - a material providing endless possibilities for discovery."
In 2020, Minna was commissioned to create the award for the Giller Prize. She is also the creator of a designer's line of exquisite handcrafted fine glass art, shown above. These unique works are sold in galleries and museums across Canada, the United States and Finland. To find out more about these works, please contact Minna.