ABA LUOSTARINEN

I am a glass and ceramic designer living and working in Mallusjoki, Finland. I design and manufacture series and unique pieces as commissions. I can also design brochures and packages that go together with the products.

 

My basis is that the product is responding to a need. I aim to create craftwork with long-living practical and aesthetic qualities. For me it doesn't mean flawless uniformity and clinicality. I want the energy of making to show in a finished piece and I believe that the idea and appreciation that the product is made with passes on to its receiver.

 

Ecological working methods and use of materials are important and natural to me. In practise that means for example preferring safe, domestic and recycled materials and using materials and kilns sparingly and appropriately.  I am also interested in firing ceramics with wood kilns, that for me is especially inspiring with both process and results. By firing this way the piece will get a unique and characteristic mark and the result is more than one's creation.

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Aba Luostarinen

Born 1985

 

 

Studies

 

HAMK University of Applied Scienses: Design, glass and ceramics 2009 - 2014

Forssa Vocational Institute: Audio-Visual communication 2001 - 2004

 

 

Work Experience

 

Hyvinkää Adult Education Centre, Hyvinkää Finland 2016

Studio Aba Luostarinen, 2014 -

Richard Spiller Studio, Wisconsin USA, 2013

Rifolasi, HAMK University of Applied Scienses, Hämeenlinna Finland 2013

Munskänkarna ry, design and manufacture of glass artworks, Hämeenlinna Finland 2012

Jyrki Sasi, design and manufacture of ceramic artwork with Jonna Kuusisto, Finland 2013

Jyrki Sasi, manufacture of ceramic facade artwork with Jonna Kuusisto, Finland 2012 - 2013

Rifolasi, work placement, HAMK University of Applied Scienses, Hämeenlinna Finland 2012

EcoCeramics, work placement, Kohila Estonia 2012

Munskänkarna ry, design and manufacture of glass artworks, Hämeenlinna Finland 2012

Forssa School of Art, work placement, Forssa Finland 2003

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

Jälki-istunto (Detention), Glass & Ceramics Center Kuu, Mallusjoki Finland 2016
Ceramics exhibition, Urkin Piilopirtti, Pinsiö Finland 2013

Wood fired ceramics, Asuurkeraamika, Tallinn Estonia 2012

Degree work exhibition, Forssa museum, Forssa Finland 2004

 

 

Publications

 

Product development of foam glass elements, HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor's thesis 2014

 

 

Grants

 

Grant for Building a woodfiring kiln, as a member of workgroup, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Häme regional Fund 2016
Employing Innovations research grant, Hämeen ammatillisen korkeakoulutuksen ja tutkimuksen säätiö 2014

 

 

 

 

 

© Glass & Ceramics Center Kuu 2016