I graduated from Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts as an art engraver/goldsmith. Up until 1998 I worked as a goldsmith in Helsinki and in the beginning of 1999, I opened my own workshop in Oulu. My first workshop was located on Pakkahuoneenkatu from where we moved to the former Stockmann property. In 2008 I found a larger space for the workshop on Saaristonkatu, where, together with Janne Kannisto, we opened a new shop called Uniqkoru. The workshop moved once again, this time to the historical 100-year-old building of Puistola. We had the amazing chance to continue a long-lasting tradition: there has always been a jeweller or watchmaker in this very same space that we still hold. So the circle closed and I was back where I first started in 1999, just a few steps from my original workshop.
I spend my free time outdoors. I have travelled around numerous mountains with my ski’s and climbing equipment. These mountains have left their mark in me on my adventures around the world. When there is no snow, I enjoy wandering around the forests of Northern Finland hunting and fishing. These adventures have been precious me time but also provided inspiration for my work.
2002 Joint Exhibition, Theme: The Body. Gallery Neliö, Oulu.
2003 Joint Exhibition, Northern Jewellery Design. G5 Galley, Oulu and Raahe.
2006 Joint Exhibition, Selected Works. Gallery Colmio, Oulu.
2007 Exhibition, “Artist of the Month”, Museum of O. Jahiainen, Kiiminki.
2007 Joint Exibition, Anniversary Year of PROTO. Oulu City Library.
Member of PROTO, Designers of Northern Finland ry, www.proto.fi