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Laura Itkonen

Laura Itkonen Ceramicist
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+358 407688948
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Won over by clay

  • • Laura's works include wall murals which combine shapes like a puzzle
  • • She especially admires Finnish masters Rut Bryk and Birger Kaipiainen
  • • She likes mixing tradition and new technologies

Laura Itkonen's artistic career started in a dark room with liquids and film, since she wanted to be a photographer. But then she realised something was missing, that she had a desire to create something more concrete and three-dimensional. The answer was clay. After graduating from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2011 she worked for five years as a visual designer for a fashion retail company. However, clay won over her and she opened her own studio in 2016. Today, she harnesses the possibilities of new technology to broaden the scope of her work. Mixing tradition with modernity and playing with contrasts comprise the essence of her work.

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Works

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Sculptural Series #25

Sculptural Series is an ongoing collection of sculptures which are collectible design objects; small porcelain containers combining aesthetics and function. In her most recent works, Laura likes to play with contrasts, whether between materials, shapes, colours or techniques. She merges traditional processes and handcrafting methods with modern technologies like 3D printing in order to find the most intriguing results. Sculptural Series is a study of her endless experiments with these methods, and each piece is a tactile artwork.

Height 10 cm
Depth 6.5 cm

Laura Itkonen Ceramicist
Photo: © Laura Itkonen
Sculptural Series #30

Sculptural Series is an ongoing collection of sculptures which are collectible design objects; small porcelain containers combining aesthetics and function. In her most recent works, Laura likes to play with contrasts, whether between materials, shapes, colours or techniques. She merges traditional processes and handcrafting methods with modern technologies like 3D printing in order to find the most intriguing results. Sculptural Series is a study of her endless experiments with these methods, and each piece is a tactile artwork.

Height 11 cm
Depth 6.5 cm

Laura Itkonen Ceramicist
Photo: © Laura Itkonen
Sculptural Series #23

Sculptural Series is an ongoing collection of sculptures which are collectible design objects; small porcelain containers combining aesthetics and function. In her most recent works, Laura likes to play with contrasts, whether between materials, shapes, colours or techniques. She merges traditional processes and handcrafting methods with modern technologies like 3D printing in order to find the most intriguing results. Sculptural Series is a study of her endless experiments with these methods, and each piece is a tactile artwork.

Height 8.5 cm
Depth 6.5 cm

Laura Itkonen Ceramicist
Photo: © Laura Itkonen
Sculptural Series #17

Sculptural Series is an ongoing collection of sculptures which are collectible design objects; small porcelain containers combining aesthetics and function. In her most recent works, Laura likes to play with contrasts, whether between materials, shapes, colours or techniques. She merges traditional processes and handcrafting methods with modern technologies like 3D printing in order to find the most intriguing results. Sculptural Series is a study of her endless experiments with these methods, and each piece is a tactile artwork.

Height 8.5 cm
Depth 6.5 cm

Laura Itkonen Ceramicist
Photo: © Laura Itkonen
Wall Sculptures

Wall Sculptures is a numbered series of unique ceramic wall murals. The works combine pieces of porcelain in various shapes, surfaces and colours, which together form powerful geometric works. The series was mostly inspired by the Art Deco aesthetic as well as modern technologies. They are playful and skilfully crafted works.

Height 31 cm
Width 16 cm

Laura Itkonen Ceramicist

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