ainonia

BIO

Aino Eeronheimo is a ceramic artist and visual art teacher (MA). She is working at Studio Savea in Roihupelto Art Block, Helsinki Finland.

In the latter part of the 80’s she was focusing on metal graphics. The career took off promisingly until her home was destroyed in a fire in 1992. The printing press rusted from the extinguishing water and all the prints at home burned. The same autumn, she started her visual art teacher studies at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi.

After graduating her MA, she worked as an art teacher in Rovaniemi for 18 years. In 2015–2017, she studied at Axxell, Espoo and graduated as a ceramic artisan. She has been working as a full time artist since 2019 and has focused on ceramics and artistic creation in her own company Ainonia.

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Aino Eeronheimo’s sculptures feature the heroes of fantasy stories that convey the joy, freedom and mystery experienced in nature. Each art piece has a character of its own; it may be delicately modelled with fingertips or roughly outlined with the chain saw. Nature offers Aino a resting place and the source of inner strength. In nature she can find the door to the world of fantasy. Even adults have the right to fly on the wings of their imagination and live as their genuine selves. Eeronheimo uses art to highlight and protect the rights of one’s inner child.

Three-dimensional form has always been a priority in Eeronheimo’s artistic expression. However, handbuilt ceramics is the most natural and closest means of expression for her. The effect of firing techniques and chemical reactions on ceramic mass, colors and patterns is a fascinating field of research with enough challenges to last a lifetime. Still, she also wants to constantly learn new ways of sculpting. At the moment, Eeronheimo is particularly fascinated by wood carving and ceramic wood firing.