Key to the Secret Garden?

I’we always been keen on juxtaposition and using material to emphasize it. I also love books and tales.

The first key that I made (2006) was a safety lock key to my Helsinki home. This simple ceramic key has been shown in some amazing places from Fashion week in Milan and Paris, as a part of Laitinen collection (2008) to a collaboration with Rebecca Clamp as a part of her beautiful album “Key to the City” (2011). It’s also been carried by my loved ones usually when they have left Helsinki to adventure the world.

The next key I made (2008) I found from a flea market in Paris. I believe it was the key to beauty, to rooms with slight cigarette smoke and Art Nouveau. The Paris keys I kept to myself…

The third key I made this summer, it doesn’t belong to any specific city. It’s a key to a closet door or maybe to an old gate. Id like to think it’s the key to Narnia or to the Secret Garden?

From left to right: Helsinki, Paris and Secret Garden / 2006-2016 / material: ceramics

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