Jewelry in Me exhibition and study project. Hand printed textile art, paper lamp collection, product family based on Kalevala Koru jewellery for the Kalevala Koru Shop, Helsinki, 2012. Lahti Muotohuoltamo Centre, 2012.
I had the opportunity to coach a select group of Aalto University students in collaboration with the Kalevala Koru Company. The project was based on ten of Kalevala Koru’s most popular pieces of jewelry, which we could use freely in our works. In addition to coaching, I participated in the group exhibition with my own art works.
The collection comprising of twelve handprinted paper lampshades is an interpretation of the Kalevala Koru’s jewellery Halikon Kääty, Halikko Necklace and bracelet. Kalevala Koru is a company founded by women. I wanted to highlight this by creating a series of lampshades with patterns expressing different female personalities: loud, quiet, shy – women pioneers and vocal leaders. Active women such as the founders of Kalevala Koru.
The variation of individual patterns to create larger designs is characteristic of my work: the study of a theme from many perspectives, so-to-speak, by changing scale and rhythm.