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."
Wood ash, self gathered natural clay and sand from the beach.
It is important that product looks and feels good, is practical whilst also being multi-functional
Working methods, recycling, sustainable materials and minimizing the energy consumption.