Ornamo Teosmyynti

Sales exhibition of Finnish design, art and craft

9.–17.3.2019. Avoinna arkisin klo 12–18, la–su klo 11–17.
Puristamo, Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki.
Vapaa pääsy

NuGo Vieraileva Taiteilija kesä-elokuu

Guest artist at Nuutajärvi Glass Gallery June, July, August

Art Gallery Rozendaal, Netherlands

More information coming up,  exhibition November-December



Adventures – solo exhibition, Finnish Glass Museum, 7.9.-11.11.2018

The exhibition presents not only my glass art, but also test pieces, sketches and photos along the way. I aim to highlight the story of making itself and the growth of both my technical skills and artistic approach. Graal technique has been a common thread in my work, but more over being glass artist is lifelong learning and continuous experimenting.

Meet the artist -event at the museum on 4th of November 2-4pm, welcome! The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm, Tehtaankatu 23, Riihimäki. More details of events and admissions on museum’s website :

Emmi Nieminen & Ella Varvio : Drawings at Restaurant Muusa, Tampere

Black and white drawings on the walls of atmospheric Restaurant Muusa, Satakunnankatu 10, Tampere. The drawing exhibition is on until the end of the year.

Nyt Design pop-up store, at Finlayson area, Tampere 4.12.-22.12.2018

Find my glass designs at the pop-up store in Tampere, open daily 11am-6pm

Vancouver Interior Design Show 20-23.9.2018

What the HEL design from Finland: trend installation showcasing Finnish design, mixing visual and societal trends in a narrative, surprising, ambient and multidisciplinary way.

A Needle’s Eye, group exhibition, P-galleria, Pori Finland, 6-22.7.2018

Mateas Pares, Päivi Rintaniemi, Ella Varvio and Jaakko Veijola

20-24.6. Surreal City – glass and illustration exhibition, ChasHaMa -space for artists at 266 W 37th Street, New York, NY 10018. 

Opening reception on Wednesday 20th 6-8pm and viewing times 3-6pm Wednesday-Sunday. The exhibition is visible to the street outside the opening times.

Artist talk at UrbanGlass 21.6.2018

6-8pm at UrbanGlass Library, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. I’ve been a visiting instructor at UrbanGlass and on Thursday 20th, I will be telling about my work, artistic approach and the project that brought me to New York.

Handmade Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over – at Finnish Glass Museum until 1.4.2018 & at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark 21.4.-23.9.2018 

The exhibition Handmade – Scandinavian Glass Starting all over focuses on the future of glass art and its development. Three museums specializing in glass – The Finnish Glass Museum, Finland, The Glass Factory, Sweden and Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark, have invited glass artists to show together with the museums what glass art can offer, what is relevant to the exercise of the art form and the future of glass in the Nordic region. This is partly in the form of a travelling exhibition, which focuses on the new tendencies, and collaborations and networks. The exhibition is the first contemporary Nordic glass exhibition in twenty years.

Artist in Residence at Finnish Cultural Institute in New York Spring 2018

FCINY offers working and research periods for Finnish designers, architects and artists through its residency program.

 The main objective of my residency is to create new illustration originals to be used later in my glass art. I use very traditional sketching methods: sketchbooks, pencils, felt tip markers and ink. I aim to fill my sketchbook with urban and novel drawings that are inspired by the whole different visual milieu with its buildings, people and culture. 

Narrative Imagery – Explorations in Graal techniques – at UrbanGlass 10.5.-14.6.2018  

Visit the link to UrbanGlass website for more info.

The Graal technique utilizes decoration trapped between layers of blown glass. We will look into the basics of the Graal: making blanks with layers of color and then engraving and sandblasting the color off to create images.


Links and articles, for more info, click the image!


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Finnish Cultural Institute in New York Residency in 2018
Featured in New Glass Review by Corning Museum of Glass
Presenting my study at European Glass Context Conference in Bornholm 11.9.2016!
Part of RIKKI -art project and graphic novel publication
My study on Finnish glassmaking can be read at Aaltodoc (click image for the link)
YLE – Maaginen sarjakuva herää henkiin lasin sisällä 24.9.2015
Article on Designboom! 8.9.2015
The Finnish Glass Museum: Lasinen sarjakuva 11.9.-1.11.2015
Young -exhibition in Glass Gallery Leerdam 1.8.-21.9.2015
Comic Art in Glass travels to Toronto, Article in Helsingin Sanomat
“Two faces of a drowned man” is part of European Glass Experience -touring exhibition
Tulintu in TLmag