Meet Nina Casson McGarva

Nina Casson McGarva grew up in rural central France in the middle of the Burgundy countryside. Originally from a maker's family who make crafts and art work with clay, textiles, wood and metal. Growing up in an environment of nature and craft has definitely influenced her life and art work so far. Nina started learning the basic technical skills of glass blowing in 2007 In the National French Glass school in Yzeure, then at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts on Bornholm where she stared to use other glass techniques such as kiln casting and fusing to then start experimenting combining several techniques.

About The Work 

Nina's work is an abstract representation inspired from several elements that she admires in nature. A lot of her work is a mixture of inspirations, mostly from the woods such as seeds, leafs, bark, petals, lichen and mushrooms.

"My current work combines several techniques with the goal of creating a unique
aesthetic. In this recent body of work, I use kiln casting for the main technique to
make the texture pattern, then hot manipulation for the organic shape and hand
engraving for the cold work finishing." - Nina Casson McGarva