I'm a Finnish ceramicist from the coastal city of Turku. I'm currently living in the US near Boston. I first started with ceramics when I was in high-school. Back then I was only wheel throwing and wouldn't even consider anything else.
Some years later I noticed that I had grown to prefer the aesthetics of hand built objects, their organic nature and imperfections. So this became my new way of working with clay.
Having grown up surrounded by Scandinavian design and later worked in that field it is something that naturally shows in my work. Additional influences probably come from the different parts of the world and various cultures I've lived in over the years.
My design values
Slow design and timelessness - Working with clay is a daily reminder for me to slow down my life. You cannot rush the clay, you cannot rush the firing process (without suffering the consequences). Getting into the hectic chaos is not something we must remind ourselves of, it’s the opposite. Working with very durable materials I also aim to create long lasting designs that are timeless and easy to use or wear even many years later.
Natural simplicity - Clay as an earthy raw material has a particular calmness in it, which I emphasize with my tranquil and light designs. I like to leave at least parts of my work unglazed to reveal the natural smoothness of unglazed clay.
Organic uniqueness - We are all truly unique individuals, so should our jewelry be. Some may look very similar but no two pieces are exactly the same.