I´m Henriikka Leppänen, ceramics designer and maker from Norh Karelia, Finland.
"Clay inspires me and I get ideas by observing and feeling its qualities. Clay as a material is filled with energy that has travelled through ice ages and gains its final form in the heat of the kiln.
My relationship with nature is strong; nature helps me relax and distances me from everyday life whilst it also gives me new ideas and inspirations. I get inspired by the creatures and bugs in the nature, rough surfaces and natural materials.
It’s important for me that a product looks and feels good, is practical whilst also being multi-functional. I wish to create something new where modern and traditional can elegantly meet."
Text based on interview: Heta Mattila/A-press
Wood ash, clay digged by my own hands and sand from the beach.
Transformation from clay to finished product is truly amazing.
RESPECT FOR NATURE
Working methods: recycling, using sustainable materials and minimizing the energy consumption.