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Tarja Tuupanen

Jeweller
Published: 09.03.2015
Tarja Tuupanen. Object: Untitled, 2017. Readymade marble tableware, table top, marble powder.. diameter 60 cm, height 7-9 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Object: Untitled, 2017
Readymade marble tableware, table top, marble powder.
diameter 60 cm, height 7-9 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Ready-made marble tableware, brass. 14 x 5 x 2cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Ready-made marble tableware, brass
14 x 5 x 2cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass. 11 x 6 x 5cm; lenght: 48cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass
11 x 6 x 5cm; lenght: 48cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass. 12 x 5 x 5cm; lenght: 48cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass
12 x 5 x 5cm; lenght: 48cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Ready-made marble tableware, brass. 13 x 13 x 1,5cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Ready-made marble tableware, brass
13 x 13 x 1,5cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Ready-made marble tableware, brass. 13 x 13 x 1,5cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Back view. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Ready-made marble tableware, brass
13 x 13 x 1,5cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno

Back view

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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass. 12 x 9 x 5cm; lenght: 48cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass
12 x 9 x 5cm; lenght: 48cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Ready-made marble tableware, brass. 13 x 13 x 1,5cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Ready-made marble tableware, brass
13 x 13 x 1,5cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Ready-made marble tableware, brass. 13 x 13 x 1,5cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Back view. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Ready-made marble tableware, brass
13 x 13 x 1,5cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno

Back view

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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass. 12 x 5 x 4,5cm ; lenght: 45cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass
12 x 5 x 4,5cm ; lenght: 45cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass. 13 x 7 x 4cm; lenght: 45cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass
13 x 7 x 4cm; lenght: 45cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready made marble tableware, brass. 13 x 13 x 2 cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready made marble tableware, brass
13 x 13 x 2 cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready made marble tableware, brass. 13 x 13 x 2 cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready made marble tableware, brass
13 x 13 x 2 cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready made marble tableware, brass. 13 x 13 x 2 cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready made marble tableware, brass
13 x 13 x 2 cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready made marble tableware, brass. 16 x 6 x 1 cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready made marble tableware, brass
16 x 6 x 1 cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready made marble tableware, brass. 16 x 6 x 1 cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready made marble tableware, brass
16 x 6 x 1 cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready made marble tableware, velour sticker, brass. 15 x 16 x 3 cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready made marble tableware, velour sticker, brass
15 x 16 x 3 cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready made marble tableware, velour sticker, brass. 15 x 16 x 3 cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready made marble tableware, velour sticker, brass
15 x 16 x 3 cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready-made marble tableware, brass. 3 x 14 x 1,5cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready-made marble tableware, brass
3 x 14 x 1,5cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready-made marble tableware, brass. 3 x 16 x 1,5 cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready-made marble tableware, brass
3 x 16 x 1,5 cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready-made marble tableware, brass, velour sticker. 6 x 15 x 1 cm (one piece). Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready-made marble tableware, brass, velour sticker
6 x 15 x 1 cm (one piece)
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready-made marble tableware, brass, velour sticker. 7 x 16 x 1 cm. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready-made marble tableware, brass, velour sticker
7 x 16 x 1 cm
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire. stonepart: 9 x 8,5 x 6,5 cm; length of the necklac. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire
stonepart: 9 x 8,5 x 6,5 cm; length of the necklac
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire. stonepart: 11 x 8 x 6 cm; length of the necklace:. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire
stonepart: 11 x 8 x 6 cm; length of the necklace:
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire. stonepart 11 x 6,5 x 6,5-3,5 cm; length of the nec. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire
stonepart 11 x 6,5 x 6,5-3,5 cm; length of the nec
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire. stonepart 10 x 6 x 4-5 cm; length of the necklace:. Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire
stonepart 10 x 6 x 4-5 cm; length of the necklace:
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Ring: Notions of skill, 2013. Ready-made marble tableware, brass. 10 x 5 x 0,7 cm (biggest). Photo: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Ring: Notions of skill, 2013
Ready-made marble tableware, brass
10 x 5 x 0,7 cm (biggest)
Photo: Lassi Rinno
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Cacholong, silver. 14.5 x 11 x 1.5 cm. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Cacholong, silver
14.5 x 11 x 1.5 cm
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Cacholong, silver. 10 x 9 x 2.5 cm. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Cacholong, silver
10 x 9 x 2.5 cm
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Cacholong, silver. 11.5 x 8.8 x 3 cm. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Cacholong, silver
11.5 x 8.8 x 3 cm
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Cacholong, silver. 15.5 x 6 x 1 cm (one stonepiece). Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Cacholong, silver
15.5 x 6 x 1 cm (one stonepiece)
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Tarja Tuupanen. Installation: Untitled, 2011. Slate, gilded silver. 10 x 8 x 1 cm (one stonepiece). Tarja Tuupanen
Installation: Untitled, 2011
Slate, gilded silver
10 x 8 x 1 cm (one stonepiece)
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Faces, 2011. Cacholong, silver. 10 x 7 x 8 cm. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Faces, 2011
Cacholong, silver
10 x 7 x 8 cm
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2010. Cacholong, silver. 14,5 x 7 x 5 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2010
Cacholong, silver
14,5 x 7 x 5 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2010. Cacholong, silver. 12 x 1,1 x 5,5 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2010
Cacholong, silver
12 x 1,1 x 5,5 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2010. Cacholong, silver. 6 x 9,5 x 1,5 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2010
Cacholong, silver
6 x 9,5 x 1,5 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Cacholong, silver. 8 x 12 x 4,5 cm. photo: Ulla Paakkunainen. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Cacholong, silver
8 x 12 x 4,5 cm
photo: Ulla Paakkunainen
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Cacholong, silver. 11,5 x 10 x 1 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Cacholong, silver
11,5 x 10 x 1 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Cacholong, silver. 125,x 10,5 x 0,7 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Cacholong, silver
125,x 10,5 x 0,7 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Cacholong, silver. 6,8 x 5 x 1-2 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Cacholong, silver
6,8 x 5 x 1-2 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Cacholong, silver. 6,5 x 9,5 x 0,7 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Cacholong, silver
6,5 x 9,5 x 0,7 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Cacholong, silver. 12 x 7,7 x 0,5 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Cacholong, silver
12 x 7,7 x 0,5 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Cacholong, silver. 12,5 x 8,5 x 0,9 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Cacholong, silver
12,5 x 8,5 x 0,9 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Cacholong, silver. 9 x 7,5 x 0,5 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Cacholong, silver
9 x 7,5 x 0,5 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Cacholong, silver. 11 x 6,8 x 0,4 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Cacholong, silver
11 x 6,8 x 0,4 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Anonymous, 2008. Cacholong, silver. ø 5 cm 7 each. serie of 7 pieces
. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Anonymous, 2008
Cacholong, silver
ø 5 cm 7 each
serie of 7 pieces
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä

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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Potraits, 2008. Cacholong, silver. 9 x 5 x 0,4 cm (one). photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Potraits, 2008
Cacholong, silver
9 x 5 x 0,4 cm (one)
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Potrait, 2007. Cacholong, silver. 7,2 x 6 x 0,8-1,4 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Potrait, 2007
Cacholong, silver
7,2 x 6 x 0,8-1,4 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Potrait, 2007. Cacholong, silver. 7 x 5,5 x 1,5-2,5 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Potrait, 2007
Cacholong, silver
7 x 5,5 x 1,5-2,5 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Cacholong, silver. 6,5x 11 x 0,5 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Cacholong, silver
6,5x 11 x 0,5 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Blanco, 2008. Cacholong, silver. 10 x 10 x 1-2,5 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Blanco, 2008
Cacholong, silver
10 x 10 x 1-2,5 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Cacholong, silver. 8,5 x 8,5 x 0,7 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Cacholong, silver
8,5 x 8,5 x 0,7 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Two whites, 2008. Cacholong, silver. 9 x 6,2 x 0,5 cm (left) 10 x 6,5 x 1 cm (right). photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Two whites, 2008
Cacholong, silver
9 x 6,2 x 0,5 cm (left) 10 x 6,5 x 1 cm (right)
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Marble, pearlsilk, silver. 20 x 7 x 1,5 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Marble, pearlsilk, silver
20 x 7 x 1,5 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: untitled, 2008. Marble, pearlsilk, silver. 20 x 9 x 1 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: untitled, 2008
Marble, pearlsilk, silver
20 x 9 x 1 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Tarja Tuupanen. Brooch: untitled, 2008. Marble, pearlsilk, silver. 22 x 7 x 1 cm. photo: Kimmo Heikkilä. Tarja Tuupanen
Brooch: untitled, 2008
Marble, pearlsilk, silver
22 x 7 x 1 cm
photo: Kimmo Heikkilä
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Intro
Tarja Tuupanen is a Finland's based artist, with a MFA from Konstfack and several studies in the jewellery field. The artist works as a teacher in diverse workshops and holds an extensive list of international exhibitions, either group, whether solo. Her work can be found in museums such Design Museum, Finland, and Rhöska Museet, Sweden.

Statement

Statement 2013

The background for the body of work is “skill”, the core concept within craft. The term is embedded in the craft field and loaded with values and preconceptions. How is it discussed today and what does it really mean to the maker? The traditional stone working skill is my most precious tool; it is my fetish and my lifeline. My practice is dominated by one material — stone. The relationship to it is so thorough that it becomes more than just a material to begin with. Yet, what happens when this skill encounters ready-made marble tableware, tacky candleholders or salt shakers from the 80s or mass-produced items instead of raw material? How does it change the work, the values and the control of skills?


Statement 2004-2011

Stone is my main material as a jewellery artist. I have worked with it ten years, and still it offers me challenge and surprises. I love it for its versatility, and hate it for its limitations. Working with stone is slow and it suits me. I don´t want to romanticize it that the timetaking working process would be meditative or spiritual, but the slowness has its value and the concrete grinding work helps me think. In the first working years I disliked the stone for its heaviness and clumsyness, and I wanted to change these qualities to the opposite by pushing the material to its edge by making it as thin and light as possible. Nowdays I´m already asking what the stone wants to say.

The idea and the material go hand in hand, but sometimes the stone piece offers something you can´t pass, a colour change or a line or a structure. Then you have to change the original plan. Sometimes I search for these treasures to be used. And in the other hand there is always the need to control, need to do a perfect shape,  a perfect oval.

The white cacholong has offered me the theme for some years. In the natural material there are all the white shades you can think of. When you look its whiteness long enough, you start to see some colours. This stone has the perfect athmosphere, it is minimalistic and quiet, stagnant but not boring, quite noble even. It looks soft and gentle, but it is not the truth. In a white stone all details show more clearly. In the sulek-burcu-emptiness-2015 there is content. Where is the limit of your expression or form, where is the limit in minimalism?

The white is waiting, it is silent, quiet and calm, it is clear and comforting, and frighteningly empty. Can a blanco portrait tell more than a photo? Is there something more to look at in white scenery than in the view from your balcony?
I do love the northern winter, when everything is covered with snow. It is silent, quiet and calm. Clear and comforting and frighteningly empty.

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2018:
Meeting  13 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018  The Urgency of Jewellery.
Exhibition  04 Mar 2018 - 20 May 2018  Elle luit. Jewellery and Light.
2017:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2017 - 20 Jan 2018  Tableware and Tools by Hibernate.
2016:
Exhibition  11 Mar 2016 - 15 May 2016  Open Space, Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery.
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