Author: veerakulju

Holy Wood

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Holy Wood, my first solo exhibition at ARTag Gallery is made of fragile forest and popcorn transformed into bone china.  Exhibition is open 4.–27.5.2018 and you are warmly welcome! “Veera Kulju (b. 1975), an artist graduated from the Aalto University, uses ceramics and textiles in her artwork. In her sculptures, small details build a vast bundle of meanings, and the larger forms maintain a dialogue with everyday objects. The beauty of the mostly black and white pieces […]

Voyage -series @TypoCraftHelsinki17

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TypoCraftHelsinki combines Finnish typography, design, art, and craftsmanship. TypoCraftHelsinki was born out of love for fonts and the desire to share the joy and pleasure of typography with a wider audience. TypoCraftHelsinki engages designers, craftsmen and artists in a collaborative process where borders between professions are crossed and new design, products and artworks emerge. TypoCraftHelsinki17, 7.9-29.10.2017 @Lokal Gallery The theme of the exhibition was Expedition An exploration, journey, or voyage undertaken by a group of people especially for discovery and scientific artistic […]

POPCORN the Arabia Art Department edition 2017

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I’m always trying to find new ways to use materials as a means for expressing emotions. In my work, popcorn is transformed from a popular snack food into a refined ornament. You enjoy it across the entire gamut of culture – from comedy to horror. …also featured in Helsinki Design Weekly …buy here: ARTSY Popcorn (2017), Unique vessels: Arabia casting clay, black pigment, gold, glazing and popcorn pictures: Katja Hagelstam

Sounds of Silence

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A unique textile that incorporates ceramic elements. The work, which was woven on a handloom in the Arabia Art Departmen Society’s visiting artist studio at the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre, investigates different ways to combine ceramics and woven fabric, in this case the sound and brittleness of ceramic materials. concept and art piece: Veera Kulju video and edit: Ananya Tanttu performance and choreography: Satu Halttunen clothing pattern: Anu Salonen graphic design: Ilkka Kärkkäinen “Sounds […]

I am Forest

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Somewhere in the middle of the planned working process a forest started to appear. There it was, a new path. I shouldn’t feel surprised, after all I said Im going to the wintery forest to hang with Aslan. Feeling like this might be the looking glass into that kingdom. Hand built porcelain, 2017 / photos: Ilkka Kärkkäinen   Hand built black clay, 2017 / photo: Katja Hagelstam

Arabia Art Department Society – Visiting Artist 2017

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VIERAILEVA TAITEILIJA KUTOO KERAMIIKKAA TEKSTIILIIN Veera Kulju (TaM) uudistuneen Arabian Taideosastoyhdistyksen yhdeksänneksi vierailevaksi taiteilijaksi. Tänä keväänä Iittala & Arabia Muotoilukeskuksen uudistuneista Arabian Taideosastoyhdistyksen tiloista voi löytää kangaspuut. Yhdistyksen vierailevaksi taiteilijaksi on kutsuttu tekstiiliä keramiikkaan yhdistävä Veera Kulju. Hän on yhdeksäs suomalainen taiteilija, joka osallistuu vuonna 2004 perustettuun Vieraileva taiteilija -ohjelmaan.  Vuoden 2017 Arabian Taideosastoyhdistyksen vieraileva taiteilija Veera Kulju ihastui keramiikkaan jo nuorena. Hän muovasi lukuisina iltoina koulun jälkeen savesta makkaratekniikalla esineitä Kampin nuorisotalolla. Sittemmin keramiikasta […]