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Pirjo Pesonen

Helsinki, Curriculum vitae


My career as a ceramist began with sculpture and later evolved to include utility articles and gifts, such as bowls and vases. I also sculpt custom-made cinerary urns to order. In my ceramics I strive for simple and bold forms and intense colors. My pieces are produced either by hand or cast in moulds in limited series. My ceramics is made of durable high-fired stoneware clays and the glazes I use are food safe.

In recent years my work has been increasingly motivated by themes related intimately to my own life, such as aging and grief. I'm trying to find a personal, three-dimensional shape of archetypal, shared emotional experiences. My artistic vision has broadened to encompass different materials and photography.

The location of our studio Pot Viapori on the Sea Fortress Island called Suomenlinna is a continuous source of inspiration. Daily ferry trips to and from the island are always exceptionally beautiful and invoke strong sensations.