Laterna Magica 2.10. Taiteilijatapaaminen klo 14 -17, Livia Schweizer: huilukonsertti klo 18. Tervetuloa!
Video: Juha Eskelinen
Morher Dough I, 2016. These porcelain bowls are part of the series "Movements of making", which I started in a project with Astrid Heimer and Malene Pedersen in Art of research-conference at Aalto university, 2015
Mother Dough II, 2016. Baking bread with mother dough has connection to heritage of past generations.
Mother Dough III, 2016. The glow of warm bread represents the care and protection in everyday life.
Loading the Bourry box train kiln. Some of things were tumble stacked to fit all in.
Herb pots - Huoku's first and most popular items so far.
Tea box - There was a face on the lid, but fade away under the ash deposit. You can still notice it when squint your eyes.
New sauna pillows where reduced nicely. Sometimes iron lines turns to orange.
Heat tub is my new sauna product.
Shovels as a serving dishes
This object reminds me about previous generations, how hard work it was to make living.
Small bowls and dishes, always in different colors.
This time I made the coffee spoons a little wider. Shrinkage still surprise me.
New porcelain slip became so red. The vase was on the back and got good flashing.
I always load some things under the firebox. I love the surface of non-melted ash.
Some good experiments with porcelain clay. It feels so totally different than iron bearing rough clay I am used to have.
Huoku's setting on Cable Factory
Grandma's shovel as a serving dish, wood-fired in Bourry box train kiln.
Boxes for onion, fired in front of the firebox.
Espresso cups glazed with nuka-glaze
Ceramic ladles and holder.
Measure spoons for coffee.
Small bowls for green tea.
Vases with handles.
These are for flowers or kitchen tools.
Leena Juvonen, Risto Hämäläinen, Riitta Talonpoika and Geoff Crispin (Australia)
Tervetuloa Avajaisiin 26.8 klo 17-19 27.8.-19.9.2015
Malmitalon Galleria, Helsingin Taiteilijaseura
Ala-Malmin tori, 1 Helsinki
Avoinna ma–pe 9–20, la
Touched by Flames is a joint project by four ceramic artists who make active use of the wood firing technique in their work. A wood-burning kiln is the common factor uniting the group. Knowledge of the related firing techniques and materials is rare among today's ceramic artists. The exhibition highlights the varieties of wood-fired ceramics, from stoneware patinated by layers of ash to the whiteness of porcelain, and shades of ash melting into glaze, in sculptured forms and utility items.
Wood-fired ceramic exhibition , Tulen koskettamat / Touched by Flames, Höyry Gallery, Korpilahti, Finland, 6.12. 2014 - 6.1. 2015
Three of my first wood-fired objects were sold to the Finnish State Art Collection from Höyry Gallery in Korpilahti. The works were made in 2009, in Guldagergaard - International Research Center in Denmark, where I learned how to fire train kiln.
Just Like the Others - Samanlainen kuin muut , 2009, wood-fired porcelain, image printed with iron oxide
Hidden Wounds - Piilohaavoja , 2009, wood-fired stoneware, image printed with iron oxide
Voice Remain - Ääni jää, 2009, wood-fired stoneware, image printed with iron oxide
Bourry box, train kiln in Helsinki, Finland
Exhibition: Terhi Juurinen, Leena Juvonen, Risto Hämäläinen, Riitta Talonpoika
Last firing in 1st December for Christmas Market
Mortar for herbs
Exhibition with Astrid Heimer (NO) and Malene Pedersen (DK) in Art of Research - conference
Movements of Making
The exhibition shows ceramic objects of the artist group Tricycle; Malene Pedersen (DK), Astrid Heimer (NO) and Leena Juvonen (FI). The Hand has been a starting-point for our explorations of forms and concepts to the conference. The hand is part of our body, and from using our hands, we relate to the environment. The poem Human Hands, by Harry Martinson has been an inspiration in developing our common concept for the exhibition, Movements of Making. In the poem, the hand is seen upon as a bridge between nerves and soul, which connect the making to both action and emotion.
As ceramists, we all have experienced the movement of kneading clay, a basic rhythm that mentally connects us to the making. Kneading dough is the same movement and it feels similar as wedging clay. Clay and dough are materials we have been working with our hands for thousands of years. To compare clay-making with baking have rooted our concept in daily life.
For the exhibition, the baking is conceptualized and explored in different ways to create movements of making into objects which connect us to something very basic as human. The three approaches are:
Presence of hands in tools for making
Traces of hands in forms, presenting the making
Concepts of hands through making and sharing
Leena Juvonen: Mother Dough
Astrid Heimer: Hands of Making
Sarjasta: Arkiset Kantamukset / Series: Everyday Commitments
Vastapesty - Freshly Cleaned, 2014, woodfired in bourry box train kiln, 30x27x30cm
Kokoonparsittu - Mended, woodfired in bourry box train kiln, 2014, 30x27x25cm
Kiinnisidottu - Wrapped, woodfired in bourry box train kiln, 2014, 30x22x29cm
Yhteenliitetty - Fixed, 2014, woodfired in bourry box train kiln, 30x22x14cm
Ornamon vuosittaiseen Teosmyyntinäyttelyyn on osallistumassa lähes sata taideteollisen taiteen tekijää. Näyttely on ainutlaatuinen tilaisuus tutustua uusimpaan suomalaiseen taideteolliseen taiteeseen. Esillä on mm. keramiikka-, metalli-, lasi- ja tekstiilitaidetta. Yhdeksän päivän aikana näyttely myös elää ja muuttuu: ostamansa teoksen asiakas voi viedä heti mukanaan ja taiteilijat tuovat tilalle uusia, uniikkeja teoksia.
Leena Juvonen: Wood-fired ceramics. Lives and works in in Helsinki, Finland