Craft collaborations

Recently I have collaborated with designers who wish to concretise their work in clay. One example of this is the very fine tuned collaboration with Sami Ruotsalainen, who studied at the Ceramics and Glass department of the University of Arts and Design together with me. In this project design sketches from his sketch book were tried out in a monumentally large scale.

This large (50cm high) Milk Jug was made for Sami Ruotsalainen according to his drawings and sketches initially made for an industrial project. Sami supervised my throwing process and we created the piece through a mutual understanding.

This large cup was made from the drawing of a teacup that is produced by Marimekko. When the size changes, the purpose and meaning of the piece changes.

The pieces have been exhibited at the Helsinki Design Museum during the “Ceramics & Space” exhibition in 2014, and in several exhibitions arranged by the Design Migration Association.

Another collaboration was done in 2017 together with designers Sami Ruotsalainen and Mari Isopahkala.

These pieces in ceramics were exhibited in the Lokaal gallery in Helsinki during the spring 2017. I made the ceramics and the glass pieces were blown by Lasisirkus Nuutajärvi.

Sami Ruotsalainen and Mari Isopahkala at the exhibition opening in Lokaal.