Ulrica Hydman Vallien
Ulrica Hydman Vallien is a colorful icon in Swedish art. She combined superb craftsmanship with boundless playfulness. When Ulrica herself described her art she used the words “Lust, energy and passion, I love and hate at the same time. I am both frivolous and committed. In the glass everything is possible. It is immediate, intense, demanding and never adequate. I paint and tell both on and through the transparent glass. No rules or frames, guided by my feeling and instinct ”.
Ulrica's characteristic motifs have adorned everything from crystal vases to British jets. She left nothing untouched and is invaluable to us at Kosta Boda. This is our first tribute collection in memory of Ulrica.