Leena Hyttinen studio portrait

I’m a glass and ceramic designer and artist working and living in Tampere, Finland. I have a curious mind and an innate desire to learn new things. Working with ceramics and glass is perfect for me, as one is never ready with them – there are always new ways of making, new forms, and new glazes and surface techniques to try.

Exploring and interpreting the world through my hands.

What I do

I work mainly with ceramics, making small batches of functional ware either by casting or by hand-building, as well as one-off decorative and sculptural works. During the past two years I have exhibited my art in group and collaborative exhibitions in Finland, and worked on commissioned functional ware and jewellery projects with clients. During my studies in glass and ceramic design, I fell in love with glass, and enjoy collaborating with artisan glassblowers with my vaseware designs. I’m interested in quality instead of quantity, and try to use Finnish materials as much as I can. Because of this, I have been awarded the right to use the Key Flag symbol as a guarantee that my products are well and truly Made in Finland. Follow my journey on Instagram, and in case of further queries, you can reach me via my contact page.

Education & studies

2019 — BA in Glass and Ceramic Design, Häme University of Applied Sciences
2018 — Basic studies in Fine Arts, University of Lapland Open University
2017 — Clay 3D Printing – Presence and Possibilities, Tallinn Summer Academy
2015 — Vocational Degree in Layout Design, Tampere College Tredu
2007 — MA in Translation Studies (English), Tampere University

Group and collaborative exhibitions

2022 — Upcoming: Gallery Höyry, Korpilahti, with Anna-Kaisa Haanaho
2020/2021 — Cluster Crafts, London, online exhibition + book publication
2020 — Paljain silmin – With the Naked Eye, HAA Gallery, Helsinki
2019 — Hetket, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere
2019 — Kukin ja kasvoin, Gallery Mursu, Lahti
2018 — Ruukkupuutarha installation and one-day workshop with Anne Kuntola, Finlayson Art Area, Tampere

Grants & awards

2021 — Finnish Cultural Foundation, 1-year working grant
2020 — Taike, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, COVID-19 support
2020 — Taike, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, for studio equipment
2018 — City of Tampere, team grant for installation expenses


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Selected work experience

2017 — Arctic Ceramic Centre, 9th ACC symposium
2015 — Assistant for Heini Riitahuhta

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