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 […]
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
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 […]
Experiments on a new project: to integrate porcelain in to woven fabric and to create a garment that sounds.
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). […]
Art work (2013) from Toinen Kattaus exhibition for LOKAL: Thread from a found collection constructed underneath an old table cover. (In private collection) photo: Katja Hagelstam
Kulju ❤ Mander Co-operation with the talented Sanna Mander for Protoshop 2011 Nowadays making decisions is tricky. There’s never enough time and things just seem to linger. The Decider is a candle holder, which introduces destiny to the game and will decide for you. Switch off the lights, light the candles and wait. The flickering flames slow down the pace. In the end, your answer is lit. “Yes” or “No” photo: Paavo Martikainen
The key (2005): Porcelain pendants photo: Fabian Björk