ceramist, artist, designer

I am creating most of my works at my studio in Tampere, Finland, except for residencies of one to three months abroad. In 2008, I worked in China together with nine colleagues for one month. The works that we made during our stay remained permanently in the collections of the Scandinavian Ceramic Art Museum in Fuping.

I began my art studies at the Kankaanpää School of Art in 1972. In 1982, I graduated as Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, majoring in ceramic art. Since 1974, I have participated in numerous exhibitions of visual art, and since 1982 in symposia, workshops and exhibitions in my field both in Finland and abroad. I have staged several my own exhibitions.

Art critic Kaj Kalin's description of my works (in my catalogue from 1999) as "logical structures" is still appropriate. The forms often have geometric starting pints. The organic, microscopic structures of nature provide inspiration for the construction of my works. I often use various twists and spirals in my works to achieve a feeling of lightness and movement in them.