Tweet if you love Toikka bird sculptures, exclusively at MoG

4 Oct

9th Annual Bird Lovers’ Weekend Starts Tomorrow

Ah, we love the contemporary collection of Toikka bird sculptures made exclusively for the Museum of Glass and eagerly await the arrival of each new avian species at the museum store. For three days each October, the MoG is dedicated to birds and bird lovers, and this Friday through Sunday, October 5-7, you can be among the first to purchase one of the Western Tanagers by Oiva Toikka, available ONLY through the Museum of Glass Store. These one-of-a-kind birds are collected worldwide and this year only 250 Western Tanagers are available. Birds by Toikka are individually hand-blown and sculpted from molten glass; each year Professor Toikka designs a new, limited-edition bird for the Museum of Glass that is debuted at this event.

Come and see artists Tero Valimaa and Heikki Hiukkamaki work in the hot shop and create a selection of Toikka’s elegant bird designs. Other activities include live bird visits from Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, bird-related art activities and a lecture by studio glass historian and artist, Walter Lieberman.

A special treat is the Bird Lovers’ Brunch on Sunday, 11 am – 1 pm. Enjoy a brunch and no-host bar and be among the first to purchase select Birds by Toikka specimens created in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop. Artists Tero Välimaaand Heikki Hiukkämki will be present to sign these rare creations. $12 general | FREE for MOG members.

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