Saturday, October 20, 2007

Stone Age ~ Rock Painting Design Stoneware

One of the most stunning new design Finnish stoneware is Stone Age series by Pekka Antikainen. The design is honoring Finnish and Sami heritage and it is based on 4000 - 7000 years old rock paintings in Finland. Kisil stone is quite heavy and has absolutely delightful smooth surface! All products are hand painted with vivid colors.

Pekka Antikainen lives in Inari at the moment, even though he was born in Kuopio. He finished his studies on photography in Lahti, and his career started off in 1976. In 1996 he took an interest in nature based occupations and Lapland. As a sincere photographer he wanted to get closer to his objects, the people of the north, and not just photograph them as an outsider.

Antikainen has published ten photographic exhibitions in Finland, and he has taken part in several joint exhibitions during the last 20 years of his career. Antikainen has also had exhibitions in Czech Republic and Portugal. During his long career, he has been working as a photo journalist and as a photographer for ad-agencies. He has also worked as a teacher of photography and as a lecturer, as well as an independent artist. Pekka Antikainen is a founding member of On-Line- Photography Agency Leuku.