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Woodland

Exhibition  /  03 Mar 2007  -  14 Apr 2007
Published: 05.03.2007
Galerie Louise Smit
Management:
Louise Smit
Terhi Tolvanen. Necklace: Birch & Chain, 2006. Wood, silver, steel, smokey quartz, paint. ? 17 cm. Terhi Tolvanen
Necklace: Birch & Chain, 2006
Wood, silver, steel, smokey quartz, paint
? 17 cm
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(...) Terhi seems able to visualise the organic in clay, without literally copying her influences (...)

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Terhi Tolvanen

Woodland, like the earlier work of Terhi, is about the interaction between man and nature. In her jewellery she focuses not on the damage caused by man on nature, but on the care and preservation. For instance, by the removal of dead trees and the pruning of branches, is it possible for nature to thrive and renew itself.

In Woodland, the same process happens; from cut branches and shards of wood spring new life. Terhi calls the mosses, fungi and toadstools that flourish at the extremities of fallen trees the ‘jewellery’ of the forest.

The mechanical connections and clips of her brooches and necklaces also refer to human intervention in nature; they determine the form of the works and contrast with the organic parts.

Much of the material for Woodland developed during a work period in the European Ceramic Work Centre in Den Bosch. It’s wonderful to see how the experiments undertaken here have enriched her visual style. Terhi seems able to visualise the organic in clay, without literally copying her influences. Thanks also to the subtle use of glazes she is able to bring new life to the material.

Her own designed ‘nature’ is combined with branches of birch, hazel, rosemary, and heather, as well as gemstones such as smoky quartz and aquamarine. This creates a tension that is evident within each piece in the series.

Terhi’s work is inspired by her love of the beauty in nature, and its’ strength comes from the necessity to visualise this beauty.

Evert Nijland

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Wednesday to Friday from 14.00 till 18.00 hours
Saturday from 13.00 till 17.00 hours
Other times by appointment.

Terhi Tolvanen. Brooch: Aqua Small, 2006. Silver, aquamarine, ceramics, paint , textile. height 6 cm. Terhi Tolvanen
Brooch: Aqua Small, 2006
Silver, aquamarine, ceramics, paint , textile
height 6 cm
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Terhi Tolvanen. Brooch: Collezione, 2006. Silver, porcelain, agate, labradorite. width 11 cm. Terhi Tolvanen
Brooch: Collezione, 2006
Silver, porcelain, agate, labradorite
width 11 cm
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Terhi Tolvanen. Brooch: Fungus (edition 2), 2006. Silver, porcelain, wood, paint. height 12 cm. Terhi Tolvanen
Brooch: Fungus (edition 2), 2006
Silver, porcelain, wood, paint
height 12 cm
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Terhi Tolvanen. Necklace: Swingy (edition 2), 2006. Silver, hazelnut wood, smokey quartz. ? 18 cm. Terhi Tolvanen
Necklace: Swingy (edition 2), 2006
Silver, hazelnut wood, smokey quartz
? 18 cm
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Terhi Tolvanen. Brooch: White Corticola, 2006. Silver, porcelain, wood, paint. height 15 cm. Terhi Tolvanen
Brooch: White Corticola, 2006
Silver, porcelain, wood, paint
height 15 cm
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