Laura Itkonen is a designer based in Helsinki, working in a diverse range of design and art projects as well as in various retail design projects. The main focus of her production is on visually detailed, tactile architectural ceramics and on collectible, sculptural design. Laura´s motto is “Art with a function”.
Laura values ecological way of working: when creating ceramics, she follows green work ethics:
- she uses as much materials from Finland as possible; included the traditional Finnish red earthenware clay. It’s excavated straight from the ground of Somero village, 100km from Helsinki
- she makes her clay bodies and glazes by herself, that way she can best influence the manufacturing process
- she always recycles her excess clay and water as much as possible
- Laura´s products are mainly made to order. This way there won't be huge amount of products produced or stocked without a need.
Photo: Aino Huhtaniemi