Laura Itkonen is a designer based in Helsinki, working in a diverse range of design and art 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; including the traditional Finnish red earthenware clay. It is 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.