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Anna-Kaisa Haanaho

  • Ceramicist
  • Hämeenlinna, Finland
  • Master Artisan
Anna-Kaisa Haanaho Ceramicist
Finnish, English
By appointment only
+358 405956670
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Testing the limits of clay

  • • Anna-Kaisa makes functional pieces, installations and sculptures
  • • She is inspired by nature, everyday objects and experimentation
  • • She has spent time gathering clay in Japan

Anna-Kaisa Haanaho trained in glass and ceramics at university in Finland and started her own studio right after graduation in 2016 – or maybe we should call it a laboratory, since what she loves to do is to experiment and test her chosen material, clay. Sometimes it even means throwing it against the wall. To her, working equals constant learning and development. In practice, she deploys ancient methods and traditional tools to give the material of clay an experimental and modern touch.

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Thrown Away – Coral

This forms part of a series of works where Anna-Kaisa played with coloured clay to create vibrant surfaces. This hand built sculpture was shaped to resemble a piece of cloth and explores the issue of single-use culture.

Length 15 cm
Height 4 cm
Width 26 cm

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This hand built ceramic sculpture was glazed using the reduction firing method.

Height 3 cm
Width 15 cm

Photo: © Jussi Vauramo

These sculptures were hand built to resemble small organic, fossilised objects, just like memories from the past. The pieces were wood fired in an ash bed in front of the kiln to create the special aged appearance.

Height 12 cm
Width 10 cm

Photo: © Anna-Kaisa Haanaho
Winter Cherry

Winter Cherry, named for its snowy appearance, is part of a series of wood fired lanterns resembling plants.

Height 25 cm
Width 25 cm

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