Artistic misc

I have studied different fields of art making and handigraft from a very young age. Although pottery is my area of expertise and I focus on that, I want to widen my range and to get new ideas for ceramic work.
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PAINTING
The first time I painted with oil colors I was under school age in adults education centres group. I was with my mother in the adult group, where the graphic artist and teacher Merja Ala-Olla kept patiently teaching the not so patient girl painting and colors. Since then I’ve returned to painting and its techniques on frequent basis, just to keep them on my mind.

Ensimmäinen maalaus: Saana - First Painting: Saana (Fell in Finland), 1991 Ensimmäinen maalaus: Saana - First Painting: Saana (Fell in Finland), 1991 Asetelma - Still Life, 1991 Asetelma - Still Life, 1992 Tella - Tella, my dog, 1994 Ajatuksia naiseudesta I - Thoughts about Feminity I, 2004 Ajatuksia naiseudesta II - Thoughts about Feminity II, 2004 Maalausharjoitus - Painting practice, 2009 Isi - Dad (AKU 2012), 2012 Maisema I - Landscape I (AKU 2012), 2013 Maisema II - Landscape II (AKU 2012), 2013 Asetelma - Still Life (AKU 2012), 2013 Asetelmaharjoitus: Danse Macabre I - Still Life Practice: Danse Macabre I (AKU 2012), 2013 Asetelmaharjoitus: Danse Macabre II - Still Life Practice: Danse Macabre II (AKU 2012), 2013 Asetelmaharjoitus: Danse Macabre III - Still Life Practice: Danse Macabre III (AKU 2012), 2013 Vladimirin Jumalanäiti - Vladimir Mother of God, 2005 Isi, nro 2 - Father, number 2 (AKU 2012), 2014 Itse - Self (AKU 2012), 2014 (luonnos) Itse - Self (AKU 2012), 2014 Miten suuresta miehestä tuli pieni? - How Big Man Became Little? (AKU 2012), 2014 Kehitys - Progress (AKU 2012), 2014 Takapihan salaisuus - Secret in Backyard 2014 (AKU 2014) Normipäivä - Normal Day, 2014 (AKU 2014) omakuva - self-potrait, 2015 omakuva 2015, pesutekniikka - self-potrait

 

GRAPHIC ARTS
I have also studied basics of graphic arts in young age. The first job was an apple tree carved on linoleum in relief printing. In fact, I think i got this task to do on a painting course, because I had been so much faster than anyone else. Later came monotype, and various metal graphic methods, which I continue making from time to time.

Joulukortteja - Christmas Cards, 2002 Joulukortteja - Christmas Cards, 2002Koskikara - White-throated Dipper, 1997 Joulupukki - Christmas Goat, 2006 (tulkinta vanhan suomalaisen joululaulukirjan kuvituksesta - own version from picture of an old finnish christmas song book) Merenneito I, 2007 Merenneito I, 2007 Merenneito II, 2007 Merenneito II, 2007 Kannel, 2007 Vanha eukko - Old Woman, 2006 Umpikuja - Dead End (AKU 2012), 2014 Umpikuja - Dead End (AKU 2012), 2014 Ei riitä - Not enough (AKU 2012), 2014 Ei riitä - Not enough (AKU 2012), 2014Mitä lienee miettinyt... - Wondering... 2014

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
My father tried to teach me about the operating principles of an film camera and photography when I was in primary school (age). I shot a lot of nature pictures at a young age. In Adult Educational Centre I studied the photographic processing. Photography however was forgotten until I bought a digital camera, age 20, and began to take an interest in photography again. Later my photography has been focused almost entirely on the product shootings despite of a few exceptions.

Osma -sarja (HAMK, valokuvauskurssi) - Osma -serie (HAMK, photography course), 2010 Osma -sarja (HAMK, valokuvauskurssi) - Osma -serie (HAMK, photography course), 2010 Harjoitus, Aikuisten kuvataiteen perusopinnot, Hämeenlinna - Practising, Adults Basic Education in the Arts, Hämeenlinna Finland, 2012 Harjoitus, Aikuisten kuvataiteen perusopinnot, Hämeenlinna - Practising, Adults Basic Education in the Arts, Hämeenlinna Finland, 2012 Kuusi verbiä luovuudesta: Ahdistua - Six Verbs about Creativity: to Become Anxious (AKU2012), 2013 Kuusi verbiä luovuudesta: Vapautua - Six Verbs about Creativity: to Brake Away (AKU2012), 2013 Kuusi verbiä luovuudesta: Innostua - Six Verbs about Creativity: to Become Inspired (AKU2012), 2013 Kuusi verbiä luovuudesta: Kahliutua - Six Verbs about Creativity: to Chain Yourself (AKU2012), 2013 Kuusi verbiä luovuudesta: Rauhoittua - Six Verbs about Creativity: to Calm Down (AKU2012), 2013 Kuusi verbiä luovuudesta: Voimaantua - Six Verbs about Creativity: to Become Empowered (AKU2012), 2013

 

VIDEO and ANIMATION
I became interested in the moving image only after the age 20, and I got a grant to make a documentary in 2005. Since then I have made minor edits and documentary clips of things and phenomena that interest me.

DRAWING
In drawing courses I have also been from a young age. I’ve been practicing mainly in life drawing; people on classes and animals at home. Drawing and sketching are important tools because designing and sculpting demands it. As a new sketching technique I’ve used 3D modeling on some modules.

Piirustuskurssilta ala-asteikäisenä - from Drawing Course at Primary School age Piirustuskurssilta ala-asteikäisenä - from Drawing Course at Primary School age Piirustuskurssilta ala-asteikäisenä - from Drawing Course at Primary School age Piirustuskurssilta ala-asteikäisenä - from Drawing Course at Primary School age Piirustuskurssilta ala-asteikäisenä - from Drawing Course at Primary School age Groquis(AKU 2012), 2012 Groquis(AKU 2012), 2012 Groquis(AKU 2012), 2012 Groquis(AKU 2012), 2012 Groquis(AKU 2012), 2012 Groquis(AKU 2012), 2012 Groquis(AKU 2012), 2012 Groquis(AKU 2012), 2012 Groquis(AKU 2012), 2012 Seisova nainen - Standing Woman(AKU 2012), 2012 Istuva nainen - Sitting Woman(AKU 2012), 2012 Puolimakaava nainen - Half-lying Woman(AKU 2012), 2012 Omakuva - Self-potrait, 2008 Harjoitus, Aikuisten kuvataiteen perusopinnot, Hämeenlinna - Practising, Adults Basic Education in the Arts, Hämeenlinna Finland, 2012 12 viikkoa -sarja, käsi - 12 weeks -serie, hand, 2015 12 viikkoa -sarja, tytöt - 12 weeks -serie, girls, 2015 12 viikkoa -sarja, käsi - 12 weeks -serie, hand, 2015 12 viikkoa -sarja, omakuva - 12 weeks -serie, self-potrait, 2015 12 viikkoa -sarja, käsi - 12 weeks -serie, hand, 2015

 

PLEXIGLASS
Vector graphics based plexiglass cutting is a new technique I have done. I made a wall work (”Metamorphosis”) for Säkylä pharmacy, which consisted of 1 600 plexiglass pieces. Big work familiarized me to this new technique very closely.

Seinäteos: Metamorfoosi - Wall work: Metamorphosis, 2011 Seinäteos: Metamorfoosi - Wall work: Metamorphosis, 2011 Seinäteos: Metamorfoosi - Wall work: Metamorphosis, 2011 Seinäteos: Metamorfoosi - Wall work: Metamorphosis, 2011 Seinäteos: Metamorfoosi - Wall work: Metamorphosis, 2011Rumba Couples, 2011

 

GLASS
I have practised different glass techniques in my studies; melting, bending, blowing, tiffany, stained glass, and different kinds of variations of the above. I was on internship in Nuutajärvi Lasikomppania in the summer of 2010, where I got a more detailed knowledge of glass-blowing and also attended a glass bead course. In glass-blowing I practised to work as an assistant and tried to keep the glass hotshop clean and tools in order. I practised glass bead making in the guidance of international glass bead artist Lea Swantz.

Helmiä - Beads, 2010 Helmiä - Beads, 2010 Helmiä - Beads, 2010 Liskoja - Lizards, 2010 Pöllö - Owl, 2010

 

BOOK BINDING
I include book binding, paper making and paper marbling in the same category. Everything is practiced and all are used afterwards on many occasions.

Mosaiikkikirja - Mosaic Book, 2003 Puristus - Press, 2008 Sidoslankaa - Binding String, 2008 Sidos - Binding, 2008

 

BRONZE CASTING
I did an internship at Smith Tervarauta workshop summer of 2009. I practiced and made mainly bronze jewels all summer. I also tried forging arrow tips. Besides blacksmith products I got to do few expretiments on my own. So I practiced a bronze object-making process from the wax modeling to a mold making and vacuum casting.

Mies - Man, 2009 Pieni viikinkilaiva - Little Viking Ship, 2009 Soljet - Buckles, 2009 Soljet - Buckles, 2009 Kilvenpurijat III - Shield Biters III, 2009 Kilvenpurijat II - Shield Biters II, 2009 Kilvenpurijat I - Shield Biters I, 2009
 

WOODCARVING
I think that even if the ceramic sculpting is a technique that is most important to me and which I would like to actively develop, it is important to learn other sculpting techniques. This way I also get new ideas.

saukko 2015 - otter 2015, lehmus perhot - butterflies 2015

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