In English

I was born in Eno (Joensuu), eastern Finland and I work and live in the city of Tampere.

I graduated from Pirkanmaa arts and crafts insitute in 2003 as a metal artisan and started my own business in 2006.

As I was in school, Finland changed its old currency, Finnish marks into euros, and I wondered where all the metal used in the coins would go. I collected some and a few years later the idea had developed to its full. Now I’ve gotten to know a collector who delivers me the coins I need if I don’t have them in store. With my jewellery the coins have in a way returned to their origin; in the early days man carried their wealth aroud in their necklace.

As I look for inspiration, the beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I’m showing people what I see, jewellery in everyday items. I try to use the techinques I learned in school in every piece of jewellery I make. I don’t want to make overly easy choices in designing but I also want the jewellery to state its origin.

You can find my jewelry at the old town of Tampere, Tallipiha, in Nooran Putiikki. Other places where you can buy my jewelry you can find here.