All posts tagged: Ceramics

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.‚Äď27.5.2018 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 […]

POPCORN the Arabia Art Department edition 2017

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I‚Äôm 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 ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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 K√§rkk√§inen “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 K√§rkk√§inen   Hand built black clay, 2017 / photo: Katja Hagelstam

Key to the Secret Garden?

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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). […]

The Absolute Beginner’s Collection

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Ukly Truth of the Learning Process (2015) Sitting behind the potter‚Äôs wheel with practically no skills led me to humility. Freedom lied in understanding that I don‚Äôt need to know how to reach perfection. Happiness came from forming objects without criticism. The rational symmetrical turning of the wheel felt¬†comfortable. The clay was like a firm but slack friend. After a while I learned that the way to succeed was to get centered. I also learned […]