Hanna Heino is a contemporary artist from Finland known for her delicate form language that honours the beauty and subtle nuances of nature and its textures, shapes and depth. Her pieces take us on a voyage to a tranquil universe which cannot be easily put into words.
Clay is the medium in all her work, but the ancient working techniques between pieces vary significantly. Her processes are an accumulation of emotions, experiences and pure intuition lighting up a sense of naturalness and effortless approachability. Flowing vibrant forms and alteration in textures is the essence of her work; by playing around with these elements, she brings subtle shimmers of aliveness and variation to her art.
After working fifteen years within the fields of interior design and residential construction, she established her own artistic studio in 2019 and has been thenceforth devoted to her art.
In her childhood, she first started exploring with ceramics and classical painting and ever since creativity has been a core element in her life. Growing up in the countryside, surrounded by the silence of snowy hills and abundantly blooming fields, has led to her artistic expression to embrace the appreciation for nature.
The artworks take shape and grow organically with time and with her fascination for authentic materials. She respects the clay as it is on its rooted state by leaving the substances' refined tones visible, since clay is deeply connected to earth. Through her art, Hanna aims to form the inner landscape visible and express the multifaceted layers of joy that ability of creating and the outdoors bring. The essence of what her work stands for is sensitivity, refinement, peace and silence.
"I love to wander in nature, collect branches, stones and get impressions of purity and calmness. My work reflects the constantly evolving organisms and subtle shades that I sense. I find it important to work sustainably; recycle all the excess material, minimise water use and favour local resources. The artwork captures the elements of what which move me: sincerity, freedom, archipelago mornings, deep conversations and the peace of Lapland's fells."
"I believe that art can be a fulfilling experience in the spaces we dwell in and I hope I can reach something exceptional and meaningful with my unique creations."