Tobias Møhl

Denmark
b. 1970

"Craft and design has always fascinated me and it has always been one of my ambitions to become a skilled craftsman. I became a glassblower, which thus lead me to become a great admirer of the Venetian glassblowers with their unique and impressive techniques. Quite early on in my career, I was extremely fortunate to meet the legendary Lino Tagliapietra. My acquaintance with him has had a great influence on the development of my skills and design. Through him, the door to the multitude of Venetian techniques has been opened. It has been a great challenge for me to learn and master the Venetian techniques and an equally demanding challenge to use them in my own way."

Tobias Møhl belongs to an important generation of Danish glass artists who achieved international recognition in the 1990s becoming particularly notable for their technical innovation.  His work strives to marry Venetian techniques with a Scandinavian manner and philosophy.

“My work is about using the Venetian techniques in a Scandinavian way rather than in a Venetian way. It is also about seeing the techniques as a tool to clarify and refine my personal expression. I have searched for simple details in glass which, when used in the right context, adds an extra refinement to the end result. I have explored methods that break away from the traditional patterns to discover a new and more organic expression and style."

Tobias was trained at Holmegaards glasværker and Royal Copenhagen and attended several master classes in the US with the great glass artist, Lino Tagliapietra. Møhl is specialized in the Venetian tradition and by using the classical reticello, murrine and filigree techniques he has achieved his very own personal and contemporary expression which has given him a worldwide reputation. His work is collected internationally and is represented in some of the finest museums in the world.


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