Olga Alianova, international glass artist and designer. My technique of choice is Lampworking.
Lampworking has become a generational passion. I was taught to work with the open flame by my mother, Elena Hernburg, an internationally renowned artist and a master lampworker herself.
Finding the work both fascinating and enchanting, I spent much of my time at the torch, perfecting techniques and falling more in love with how this magical material can be turned into the most beautiful objects.
Every piece tells a story.
I am from what is known as the ‘Venice of the North’ – Saint Petersburg in Russia. To further perfect my technique, I went to the Island of Murano in Venice, Italy – home of the master glass artists. The ancient Venetian method of blowing glass allowed me to transform my creations, manipulating the material into the shape and achieve beautiful colours to craft and produce modern forms.
All forms of glass art are Alchemy, soft (soda-lime) glass infusing with different components: glass enamels, precious metals, mineraloids manipulated to form unique pieces.
`It is quite a challenge to blow soft glass combining different colours and components. Every glass has a different colour reaction, density and stretching features during the blowing. Many tests are conducted to achieve exactly the right colour and shape of hollow pieces. You will never find two the same unique one of a kind creation. `Olga Alianova
I am incredibly passionate about the jewellery I make for women. Working from the start with a client for bespoke pieces.
My jewelry collection is divided by types of beads. I love to play with shapes and colours and create signature jewelry you can wear every day or for special moments in your life.
I can create a unique piece for you.
Usually the necklaces and bracelets are made with adjustable chains so you can wear them at your preferred length. Bronze and silver findings (chains, clasps) created by Anna Chernykh a fellow Russian artist of the highest calibre. She is just one of many artists I collaborate with.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and considering my work.
Come share my love for the most beautiful and most mysterious material on Earth — glass.