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Heikki Viinikainen

Heikki Viinikainen Glassworker
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Searching for hidden meaning

  • • Heikki was an apprentice to Finnish artist Markku Salo
  • • He loves solving manufacturing problems with glassblowers
  • • He feels each piece of glass has a hidden agenda

Heikki Viinikainen studied glass and ceramics design at Kuopio Academy of Design and graduated in 2010. Right after that he moved to Nuutajärvi, a Finnish glass hub. What happened next seems predestined. Heikki had been blown away by the potential of glass as a material and especially the works of Finnish legends Timo Sarpaneva, Oiva Toikka and Tapio Wirkkala. This new and inspiring world opened up to him. For Heikki, technique is a means not an end. His work is about discovery, about finding the hidden agenda and script inside a piece of glass. His aim is to reflect the world and create something meaningful to people’s everyday existence.

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Works

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Ablution

Ablution is a sculptural glass object that was mouth blown and casted. It was created to highlight the importance of clean water and to raise awareness of the fact that being able to wash oneself is a privilege.

Width 21.5 cm
Height 29 cm

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Injection

This mouth blown glass and silvered glass sculpture was created by Heikki as a reflection of a fictional future, when the desire for affection will be filled with an injection that will satisfy the need for love.

Width 12 cm
Height 41 cm

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Magazine

This vertical glass sculpture was mouth blown from transparent glass. It was designed to reflect the proliferation of weapons and to warn the viewer against the danger posed by the idolisation of weapons.

Width 22 cm
Height 80 cm

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Rejected Belief

This pink rod was hand formed, gold plated at its end and placed on a handcrafted white ceramic structure. It was conceived to tell the story of a miracle maker who gave up his magical powers to embrace a normal life.

Width 40 cm
Height 22 cm

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