All posts tagged: Smaragdus

Sounds of Silence

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art work / ceramics / collaboration / textile / Uncategorized

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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ceramics / Uncategorized

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

Weaving for Smaragdus

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art work / textile

Experimental textiles in the making (2015–) It’s been a long time since millenium when I graduated as an interior textile Artisan from Vihti School of Arts and Crafts (now called LUKSIA). In Vihti traditions of weaving fabrics was taught by amazingly skillful teachers who shared their wisdom and knowledge for us students. We became craftsmen. Now, fifteen years later I feel grateful for the skills I got to learn about traditional weaving. With this knowledge I […]