Thank you 2019, the life of an artist is not the most even : there are moments of doubt and hesitation, but then again equal amount of creativity and joy.
This year included among other things : making new artworks in Nuutajärvi, exploring glass colours in co-operation with Tampere University, support for my artistic work from Finnish Cultural Trust’s Pirkanmaa Regional Funds, sales exhibition at auction house Bukowskis, exhibition together with Elina Salonen in Netherlands … To be honest, there’s quite enough.
Looking forward 2020, let there be more creativity than doubt.
Exhibition of new Finnish glass is now open in Netherlends! Me and my colleague Elina Salonen traveled to Low countries a week back, to set up the exhibition and attend in the opening at beautiful Art Gallery Rozendaal. The gallery is located in Montfort, Limburg, in southern corner of Netherlands, near both Belgian and German border. I was very impressed of the modern gallery building with views to the surrounding woods – our glass art fits here perfectly!
Festive Month Exhibition :
Finnish Glass Art & Humoristic Hyperrealism
Art Gallery Rozendaal
6065 NE Montfort
Open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00-17:00 and via appointment with the gallery
I am excited to be visiting Netherlands after a while! My and Elina Salonen’s glass art are part of Art Gallery Rozendaal‘s Festive Month Exhibition. The exhibition opens mid November and goes on until 22nd of December. Me and Elina are bringing a set of nature inspired glass art to the show, we both work with delicate motifs on unique glass sculptures. Ýou are most welcome to see our work at the exhibition!
The gallery is located in southern tip of Netherlands, in a town called Montfort in Limburg province, near both Belgian and German border. Art Gallery Rozendaal is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5 pm, and also via appointments.
Festive Month Exhibition : Finnish Glass Art & Humoristic Hyperrealism
Art Gallery Rozendaal
6065 NE Montfort
In early September I was participating in a workshop organized by the Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki. The workshop followed the opening of Back on Tour -exhibition of modern engraved glass in Europe. The exhibition is a real cornucopia of new engraved glass and I highly recommend to visit!
The workshop itself was instructed by glass artist and engraver master Wilhelm Vernim at the premises of Lasismi studio in Riihimäki. The gaffer of the workshop was glassblower Korbinian Stöckle alongside with Lasismi’s glassblowers. Week’s theme was Graal, which is fairly familiar to me, but I’ve still got a lot to learn on these engraving techniques. Many thanks to all for a great week!
Here are some pictures from our Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice -exhibition during Helsinki Design Week 5-15.9.2019. The exhibition showcased glass art, prints and interior mirrors by four Aalto University graduates : Sarianna Niskala, Lotta Maija, Ella Varvio and Orcum Erdem. Many thanks to visitors, St. George Bakery and designer dream team!
Helsinki Design Week is just around the corner! 🍭🍰✨Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice – designer’s pop-up exhibition will be at St.George Hotel’s Bakery 5-15th of September. You’re warmly welcome to see fresh fun products, artworks and prints from four design talents : Sarianna Niskala, Lotta Maija, Ella Varvio and Orcum Erdem.
The name and theme of the exhibition is inspired by the style and character of the groups designers Sarianna Niskala, Lotta Maija, Ella Varvio and Orcum Erdem, who all always add something sweet, cute and sparkly into their works and designs. The exhibition showcases interior mirrors, prints and glass art by the young designers.
The exhibition is part of the official program of Helsinki Design Week 2019 and is open to the public during the Bakery’s opening hours.
In search of a perfect yellow or a perfect purple? I’m excited from a recent cooperation with Tampere University on glass colours. Together with the university we designed and tested colours for glass – and some of the colours will hopefully be suitable for my future artworks.
Read the article from University’s website, available both in English and Finnish :
Olen Nuutajärven NuGOssa vieraileva taiteilija kesäkuukaudet -esillä on mm. uunituoreita ja vaihteeksi Nuutajärvellä tehtyjä teoksia. Taiteilijatapaaminen järjestetään 6.7. NuGOssa, taiteestaan kertomassa allekirjoittanut ja keramiikkataiteilija Petra Jäppinen klo 12-14. Pst. kylän kesänäyttely on aikamoinen spektaakkeli, suosittelen tutustumaan.
I am visiting artist at NuGo gallery in Nuutajärvi, Finland for summer months. On 6th of June the gallery is holding meet-the-artist event with me and ceramist Petra Jäppinen, you’re warmly welcome! Also highly recommend to see the village’s annual summer exhibition!
I am excited about my own theme auction at Bukowskis Helsinki. The online action and the actual exhibition at Mastokatu 4-6, Helsinki will be up 12-19th of June. The collection consists mainly of my older work. My mind is very much on new production and thereby I’d be glad if these pieces would find a new home.
Follow the link to the auction catalogue, below are also some samples of the work on sale.