Art meets Art
Model 0022 Kirsten - Tunic, hairband, pant
This is Målfrid Gausel's fourth outfit in her collection specifically designed for one of the world's most popular dolls, American Girl; here dedicated to the small, Swedish immigrant girl, Kirsten Larsson.
For almost 250 years ago Hadeland Glass factory was established at the farm named Mo, just in the southern end of the beautiful Randsfjorden. No other company in Norway has been as long in continuous operation. Today, most companies most often are out of business before the first ten years. So in one-quarter of one thousand years, Hadeland Glassverk has, without delay, provided what the customers want. To begin with, they only produced things of glass of just practical use.
Today, Hadeland Glassverk is creating the most beautiful things of glass. To begin with, it was necessary to obtain expertise from elsewhere in the world. Now, if you want to become a glassblower, you need many years of training and practice. For example, it takes two glassblowers about one hour to create one of the great glass plates you see (below).
Hadeland Glassverk is the third most visited tourist attraction in Norway, with about 1/2 million visitors each year, which is ahead of such famous places as the Aquarium and Fløibanen in Bergen, Nidaros Cathedral Trondheim, National Gallery, and the Kon-Tiki in Oslo.
Now, in 2021, our website, "every dolls' dream website," has approximately 500 000 visits every second month from one hundred and fifty different countries worldwide. So what was more natural than to let art meet art at the Hadeland glass plant. So we took Kirsten with us on a visit to the glassblowers. We hope you will like the pictures (below here).
New pictures and text updated 2021 (below)