I'm a designer (MA) based in Helsinki, Finland. I've graduated from Aalto University School of Arts and Design in 2010. After my graduation, I worked for several years in retail design projects making graphic design, store and exhibition design, shop window displays and furniture design. In 2016, I founded my own studio where I work in a diverse range of design and art projects as well as in various retail design projects.
The main focus of my own production is on visually detailed, tactile architectural ceramics designed to enrich both private and public spaces. Besides architectural ceramics, I also make tableware in a small scale production. The ideas are formed and the final products are made in my studio in the heart of Helsinki -the prototypes, the initial experiments with forms and materials and the small series of finalised products. An inspirational point of view for me is to dissolve the boundaries between art and design. A lot of my creativity comes from collaborations and encounters with other artist and craftsmen; I'm one of the founding members of LEM -art group as well as EIRA -collaboration. I am constantly developing myself by learning new skills and challenging my own design thinking. I often combine various techniques in my work to find the most intriguing result.
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MARQUIS -tiles // hi-res pictures, download here
RYIJY -tiles // hi-res pictures, download here
LEIJA -tiles // hi-res pictures, download here
SOLMU -jewelry // hi-res pictures, download here
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