THOUGHT BUBBLE L12018 wall relief
Curated for Adorno by Suvi Saloniemi
Inspired by the archipelago nature of rural island of Kökar, Åland, where Heidi Aulikki has spend many times in Artist Residency programs.
Decorative “swirls” are like thoughts by the wheel. Short moments when she has moved her hands and formed asymmetric organic shapes. Heidi Aulikki makes her own interpretations of natural forms and also invites the audience to see their own thoughts in her works.
Heidi Aulikki Puumalainen started her “Thought Bubble” wall art series on the island of Kökar in the summer of 2016. The first set, 1-23, is part of The Collection of Finnish State Art Commission. In August 2018, she was working there again and, as a new element, she worked with glaze textures. Mainly she works at her studio in the heart of Helsinki, Tehtaankatu 18.
THOUGHT BUBBLES 2016-2018
Stoneware & finnish wild clay. Hand thrown wall art pieces. I started to work with these forms in The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence in Kökar, summer 2016. Part of The Collection of Finnish State Art Commission.
THOUGTH BUBBLES 1-45 / AJATUSKUPLAT 1-45
Stoneware, thrown wall art objects, 2018, Kökar & Helsinki
Photo by Maija Ukko / Rõõm
Heidi Aulikki -ceramic bucket 2018
Stoneware & leather. Hand thrown. Size radius 18,5 cm, height 10 cm
Hexagon -plates 2019
Stoneware, Large 26 cm x 22,5 cm, height 1,2 cm. Small 12 cm x 10,5 cm, height 1,2 cm.
THOUGHT BOX / AJATUS RASIA
Stoneware, wheel thrown, 2018-2019, Helsinki
Heidi Aulikki -containers 2017
Stoneware. Hand Thrown. Various sizes.
Heidi Aulikki -earings 2017
Porcelain & silver. Hand thrown. Various sizes
LASKOS nro.6, 2015
Work lamp, porcelain & brass, base and shade diameter 95 mm, height 300 mm, photo Sanna Käsmä.
POLTTAJAT 2015 & 2016
2000 mm x 1500 mm, wheel thrown ceramic shingles & video. Video is filmed in Kohila Ceramic Symposium Anagama firing summer 2015. Hand made ceramic shingles are producing canvas for video which shows anagram doorway opening and closing. Video shows how fire is hungry and needs to be fed all the time with wood. Polttajat was presented in Behind the Seen -exhibition at Porvoo Art Hall 2016. Theme of the exhibition was to tell stories behind process of making ceramic art.
LIQUID GOLD -tableware
size - 35 cl
material - stoneware ceramics
technique - wheel thrown, decorated with liquid gold year - 2016
place - Helsinki, Finland
Liquid gold additions make ordinary looking tableware objects treasures. Simple decoration makes the user to ask questions. What have happened? Why the gold is melting away. In Finnish Design there is a taboo about unnecessary decorations. You should not make them. For me decoration is necessary to make the ob- ject pop. As well as functionality is important it is important be visible.
CERAMIST AT WORK 2012
The artwork Ceramist at Work reflects on current mindsets of ceramic designers. The piece consists of porcelain figurines - statuettes of creative workers lost between craft and networking. A collaboration with Vesa Kattelus and Marjukka Takala for UKLY.
JEWELS OF GLASS 2009
Glass, glass additions and engravings to classic Iittala design, small: 21 cl. (H 80 mm x D 80 mm x W 80 mm), large: 40 cl. (H 120 mm x D 90 mm x W 90 mm), 2009.
Presented in Tokyo Designers Week 2009 in Glass Design Update exhibition.
Photo: Chikako Harada.
LIQUORICE / LAKU 2008
Glass, 190 mm x 330 mm.
MASCULINE VANITY 2005
Glass, monitor glass. Presented in Voimat -exhibition at Fiskars Village
Glass, engravings to car windows.