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Born in 1945, Mats Jonasson is the third generation of his family to become a Master Craftsman of Glass. Faced with a takeover of the near century old Målerås glassworks in Sweden by non-local capital interests, Jonasson gathered together with other artists in a united effort to continue the tradition of the factory and maintain the integrity of the village. With innovative production techniques, Jonasson has acquired the skills to engrave crystal with a dimensional quality that is unsurpassed. The success of Mats Jonasson Crystal and Glass reliefs has propelled the company to triple in size over the past few decades while remaining a family sized crew of master craftsman and artisans.
Mats Jonasson Decorative Accessories exemplify what one expects from high-end Scandinavian design. These products accentuate the finest aspects of the raw materials they are crafted from. Jonasson designs have the distinction of being the finest in their ability to capture the proportions of wildlife and translate this vision into crystal relief. The art pieces are purchased throughout the world by discerning collectors. Nearly all creatures of nature, both great and small from Elephants to Loons and Owls to Orangutans are given the same delicate care in these crystal creations. More recently, Jonasson designs have branched out into statuary that is both bold and fierce in its presentation. Combinations of Iron and Crystal are fashioned into beasts and birds of prey in this latest line of work. Always inspired by the form of nature and tradition the artist and his designs celebrate both the landscape and culture of his Nordic heritage.