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S A R I  L I I M A T T A

lives and works mostly in Lappeenranta, Finland

born in Lappeenranta, 16.06.1977


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015-2016 props assistant, Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
2009 instructor of final year project, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, jewellery, Imatra, Finland
2008 commentator at the final year project seminar, South Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Department of Stoneware and Jewellery Design, Lappeenranta, Finland
2006-2007 teacher of stone smithing at South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland

STUDIES
2011-2012 Computer-aided design/3D (Autodesk Auto-Cad 2012, Autodesk Inventor 3D, Autodesk Revit Architecture 3D, SolidWorks 3D CAD), Aamos Oy, Technopolis, Lappeenranta, Finland
2005 Metalwork, Vocational preparatory training for basic education, Aktiva, Lappeenranta, Finland
2003 B.A., stonework and jewellery design, South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland

STUDIES ABROAD
2002-2003 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Jewellery Department, exchange student, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Universiteit van Amsterdam, "Masterclass on Indian Popular Cinema" course, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

SOLO EXHIBITION
2016 "Close & Far", ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2010 "New work: Sari Liimatta", preview, Verzameld Werk, Gent, Belgium
2010 "FrontRoom: SARI LIIMATTA jewellery sculptures", solo presentation, Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 "HIGH/LOW", Friends of Carlotta Galerie für Schmuck und Objekte, Zürich, Switzerland
2008 "OPEN/CLOSED", Galleria Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland
2008 "In the Front Room: Sari Liimatta", solo presentation, Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 "ON/OFF", Galleri Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark

SHARED EXHIBITION
2010 "PAROUSIA –A new body for the figurine", shared with Byggstudio, curated by Päivi Ernkvist, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg, Sweden

INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 "Not Too Precious", curated by Gregory Parsons National Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland
2015 "To Recover", Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2015 "Not Too Precious", curated by Gregory Parsons and Dr. Elizabeth Goring, Gallery One & Two, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, Great Britain
2015 "Beads (perle e perline)", Fiera Abilmente, Vicenza, Italy
2014 "Regard sur La Scandinavie", curated by Olga Zobel, Espace Solidor, Place du Château, Haut-de-Cagnes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
2013 "Designed for Klimt02", Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2013 "Naturalienkabinette – Vorbilder aus der Natur", curated by Dr. Michaela Braesel and Wolfgang Lösche, the Galerie Handwerk in co-operation with the Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Paläontologisches Museum München, Munich, Germany
2013 "Water & Earth", curated by Päivi Ruutiainen, the Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012-2013 "The Beauty Chase – Parcours esthétiques du bijou contemporain", curated by Valeria Accornero, Espace le Carré, Lieu Municipal d´Art Contemporain, Lille, France
2012 "Vesi ja maa", curated by Päivi Ruutiainen, in collaboration: The Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Embassy of Iceland in Helsinki and Iceland Design Centre, galleria Tove, Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland
2012 "Jewellery Unleashed!", Museum of Modern Art Arnhem in collaboration with the Museum Bellerive, Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland
2012 "Time Out. Tendenser 2012" , curated by Heidi Bjørgan, Galleri F15, Punkt Ø, Moss, Norway
2011-12 "Ontketend ¦ Jewellery Unleashed", curated by Liesbeth den Besten, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2011 "Collect Rocks, Plant Flag", curated by Klimt02 & Ben Lignel, Gallery S O, London, Great Britain
2011 "Brooch", The Sterling Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2011 "100 år efter Rackstadkolonin och det nya konsthantverket", curated by Johan Wingestad, Rackstadmuseet, Arvika, Sweden
2011 "Creative Creatures", Electrum Gallery, London, Great Britain
2011 "The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition", University Art Gallery, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California, USA, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA, LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, The Clare M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State Kentucky, Murray, Kentucky, USA, Isla Center for the Arts, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam
2010-11 "The city of Biel Bienne proudly presents: 2 | 007 – 0 I 0", Kunstkommission der Stadt Biel, CentrePasquArt Kunsthaus, Biel, Switzerland
2010 "korUral", Museum of Arts, Chelyabinsk, Russia
2010 "Glimten I ögat", Kulturhuset Ängeln, Katrineholm, Sweden
2010 "Secret", Makasiini, Fiskars, Finland
2010 "Glass Jewelry: An International Passion", Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Mary and Al Shands Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
2010 "The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition", Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, University Art Galleries, Akron, Ohio, USA, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, USA
2010 "BESTFORM 10", Kornhausforum, Stadtsaal, Bern, Switzerland
2009 "Near and Far", Museum of Cultures, Tennis Palace, Helsinki, Finland
2009 "The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition", University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawaii, USA, Soma Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, University of Mississippi Museum, University, Mississippi, USA
2008 "Scandinavian Jewellery", Electrum Gallery, London, Great Britain
2008 "Animal", Gallery Norsu, Helsinki, Finland
2008 "IMPULSEN", Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008 "With Heart", Galleri Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 "New concepts, new languages, new gallery, Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2007 "SPARKLING EYES – humour in finnish jewellery", Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village, Finland
2007 "Look What I Found", Lesley Craze Gallery, London, Great Britain
2007 "Animals", Platina Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 "Animals", Beatrice Lang galerie für schmuck, Bern, Switzerland
2006 "Au + Fe + Inc. –smykker, smedejern og kunstobjekter", Galleri Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark
2006-09 a platform curated by Hugo Madureira, Pedras&Pêssegos, Porto, Portugal
2006 "KORU2", South-Karelia Art museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
2005 "KORU. Joieria Contemporània Finlandesa", FAD, Barcelona, Spain

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 "Jewelry·Identity" 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition, Curated by Guo Qiang and Hu Jun, the World Art Museum of the China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
2012-13 "Unexpected Pleasures, The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery", Curated by Dr. Susan Cohn and Nina Due, Design Museum, London, UK
2012 "Unexpected Pleasures, The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery", Curated by Dr. Susan Cohn and Nina Due, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2011-12 "Kaakkois-Suomen alueen nuorten taiteilijoiden näyttely", curated by Eeva-Mari Haikala, South Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
2009 "Preview of the 2010 Collection: The Beauty & The Best", Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2009-2010 "Sieren met Dieren", The CODA museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2009 "KORU3", Imatra Art Museum, Imatra, Finland
2008 "The Pendant Show", Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
2008 "Rajoilla – Korutaide", Galleria 5, Oulu, Finland
2008 "Collection of Finnish Jewellery Art Association", The Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland
2008 "The Silver Schools", The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Legnica, Poland, Jubinale -'08 – 1st Summer Trade Fair – Trendshow for Jewellery & Watches, Cracow, Poland
2007 "Kontti 2007", Finnish Jewellery Art Association, Simonkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland
2004-2005 "Finnish Jewellery IV", The Craft museum of Finland, Jyväskylä, The Museum Center Vapriikki, Tampere, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Aineen taidemuseo, Tornio, The Joensuu Art museum, Joensuu, Amos Anderson Art museum, Helsinki, Finland
2001-2002 "Finnish Jewellery III", The Porvoo Art Hall, Porvoo, The Mikkeli Art museum, Mikkeli, The Kuopio Art museum, Kuopio, Lönnström Art museum, Rauma, The Kemi Art museum, Kemi, Finland

OTHER GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 "Juwelen CODA Collectie", CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2015 "Christmas Exhibition", Galeria Tereza Seabra, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 "Jewellery-Pirkanmaa 5th Design Exhibition", TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere, Finland
2014 "Bloemlezing – Anthology 2014", the CODA museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2009 "Insideout", Galleri Elverket, Tammisaari, Finland
2004 "Kidutus-Torture", Galleria Johan S., Helsinki, Galleria Pihatto, Lappeenranta, Finland
2002 "International Graduation Show", Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2002 "Medicine", galleria Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland
2002 "Pilkku", galleria Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland
2001 "II ja III Laatua", galleria Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland
2000 "Dialogi", galleria Luowa, Lappeenranta, Finland
2000 "Millennium", The House of Fabergé, St. Petersburg, Russia

AGENT GALLERIES
2015- PLATINA, Stockholm, Sweden
2011- Jubilee, Iwate pref., Japan
2008- Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007- Klimt 02 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

WORK IN COLLECTIONS
2015- The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
2014- the CODA museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2013- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2012- Lappeenranta Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
2010- Municipality of Katrineholm, Sweden
2009- Berner Design Stiftung, Bern, Switzerland
2009- the Fine Arts Collection of the City of Bienne, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2008- Collection of Finnish Jewellery Art Association
2008- The Finnish Institute in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

FAIRS
2012 "PAN Amsterdam", represented by Galerie Rob Koudijs, The RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012 "KunstRAI Artfair", represented by Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 "HEAF 2010 Helsinki Art Fair: Masterworks", represented by Gallery NORSU, Wanha Satama, Helsinki, Finland
2010 "OBJECT Rotterdam", represented by Galerie Rob koudijs, the LP II, Las Palmas, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2009 "ArtHelsinki 09 Helsinki contemporary art fair", represented by Finnish Jewellery Art Association, Wanha Satama, Helsinki, Finland
2009 "JOYA (Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Week)", represented by Klimt02 Gallery, Convent dels Ángels (FAD), Barcelona, Spain
2009 "COLLECT", represented by Galerie Rob Koudijs, Saatchi Gallery, London, Great Britain
2009 "OBJECT Rotterdam", represented by Galerie Rob koudijs, the LP II, Las Palmas, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2008 "Joyas à la Carte", represented by Klimt 02 Gallery, the 1898 Hotel, Rambla 109, Barcelona, Spain
2008 "COLLECT", represented by Galerie Rob Koudijs, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain
2001 "@mberif 2001", International Amber, Jewellery and Gems Fair, Gdansk International Fair Co., Gdansk, Poland
2000 "Helsinki International Fashion Fair", Fair Center, Helsinki, Finland

AWARDS
2015 Arts & Crafts Design Award 2015, curated by Hannah Ullmann, nomination, Istria, Croatia
2005 Prize for young artist, Arts Council of Southeast Finland
2001 The International Contest for Jewellery With Amber Design, second prize, Gdansk, Poland

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIP
2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, National Council for Interdisciplinary Art, Diversity and International Activities
2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, National Council for Architecture, Design and Environmental Art
2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Arts Council of Southeast Finland
2011 Arts Council of Finland, design
2010 South Carelia Regional Fund of Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland
2009 Berner Design Stiftung and the Kanton of Bern, Switzerland
2009 Arts Council of Finland, design
2007 Arts Council of Southeast Finland
2005 South Carelia Regional Fund of Finnish Cultural Foundation
2003 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finland

HELD LECTURES
2010 "Exhibiting Jewellery" seminar, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsbergs theater, Gustavsberg, Sweden
2006 "KORU2" International contemporary jewellery symposium, Lappeenranta City Hall, Lappeenranta, Finland


IN PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS & CATALOGUES


2016 "Re/Defining Jewellery", CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
2015 "Not Too Precious", Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, Wales, Great Britain, ISBN: 978-1-905865-12-3
2015 "Handful/Käeulatuses", Tanel Veenre, edited by Tamara Luuk, Arnoldsche Art Publishers ISBN 978-3-89790-436-1
2014 "Regard sur La Scandinavie", Olga Zobel Biró, la Direction des Affaires Culturelles et le Service Communication de la Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, ISBN 978-2-919244-10-2
2014 "Itsenäisyyden ajan suomalainen koru", Helena ja Lasse Pahlman, Tuula Poutasuo, Päivi Ruutiainen, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Esko Timonen, Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi, Bonnier Books Finland, Finland
2013 "2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition", Zhan Binghong, China, ISBN 978-7-5180-0050-0
2013 "Gem Visions 2014", Swarovski Gems™, D. Swarovski Distribution GmbH, Austria
2013 "Suzanne Golden presents interviews with 36 artists who innovate with beads", Lark Crafts, an Imprint of Sterling Publishing, New York, USA
2012 "The Beauty Chase – Parcours esthétiques du bijou contemporain", Espace le Carré, Lieu Municipal d´Art Contemporain, Ville de Lille, France
2012 "The Gem Visions Preview 2014", Swarovski Gems™, D. Swarovski Distribution GmbH, Austria
2012 "Earth and water", Päivi Ruutiainen and Iceland Design Centre, The Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland
2012 "Jewelbook –International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13", Stichting Kunstboek Publishers, Oostkamp, Belgium
2012 "Unexpected Pleasures", edited by Susan Cohn, contribution by Deyan Sudjic, published by Skira Rizzoli, New York, USA
2011 "On Jewellery", Liesbeth den Besten, Arnoldsche, Stuttgart, Germany
2011 "Noovo Volume 3: Unexpected Thoughts | Contemporary Jewellery", María del Rosario González y Santeiro and Jorge sMargolles Garrote, Noovo Editions, The Pepin Press BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 "KORURAL", Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Finland
2010 "Dreaming Jewelry", Miquel Abellán, Monsa, Barcelona, Spain
2009 "Koru 3: International Contemporary Jewellery", Saimaa University of Applied Sciences publications, Finland
2009 "ArtHelsinki 09", Helsinki contemporary art fair, Helsinki, Finland
2009 "The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition", University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
2008 "Silver Schools", The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Legnica, Puola
2008 "500 Pendants & Lockets", Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York, USA
2008 "Bijoux. Illustration et Design", maomao publications, Barcelona, Spain
2008 "Finnish Design Yearbook 08-09", Design Forum Finland
2007 "Kontti 2007", Finnish Jewellery Art Association, Finland
2006 "KORU2", South Carelia Polytechnic, South-Karelia Art museum, Finland
2005 "KORU. Joieria Contemporània Finlandesa", Arts Council of Southeast Finland, Finland
2003 "Finnish Jewellery", Eija Mäkelä, Kaarin Bonde Jensen, Finland
2002 "The Marzee Magazine nr 27", Galerie Marzee, Netherlands
2001 "@mberif 2001", Gdansk International Fair Co., Gdansk, Poland


MAGAZINES

2015 Jewelit, vol. 17, Winter 2015, Takao Tsubouchi, Workcouture Yoshida, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Baltic Jewellery News, 26th issue, Odilija Guntoriute, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012 Inside Art, November 2012, Margherita Criscuolo, Italy
2012 Nord Eclair, 20.11.2012, Martin van Boxom, France
2012 Kunsthåndverk No.2, 2012, Marianne Zamecznik, Norway
2012 Galerie Rob Koudijs Magazine Jubilee issue, Galerie Rob Koudijs, The Netherlands
2011 Time Out Budapest, June 2011, Hungary
2011 Art Aurea, 2-2011, Sarah Schuhmacher, Germany
2010 Taide & Design, numero 9, Päivi Ruutiainen, Finland
2010 Casa Viva, Número 158, Julio 15, Roser Vendrell, Spain
2009 Inform Nr. 16, 12/2009-01/2010, Switzerland
2009 Finnland Magazin Nr. 81 May, Taru Koch, Switzerland
2008 Crafts, September/October, Great Britain
2008 Glorian Koti, August 2008, Finland
2008 Gloria, January
2008 Eeva, January
2007 Dif Magazine March
2007 Francisco Vaz Fernandes, Portugal
2006 Suuri käsityölehti 6-7, Finland


NEWSPAPERS

2016 Etelä-Saimaa 28.10.2016, Finland
2013 El País, suplemento S Moda, November 16, Victoria Aroca, Spain
2013 Süddeutsche Zeitung, Nr. 122, Germany
2012 Voix du Nord, 18.11.2012, Virginie Carton, France
2012 Moss Avis 30.03.2012, Torgeir Snilsberg, Norway
2011 Etelä-Saimaa 05.10.2011, Seppo Paajanen, Finland
2011 Etelä-Saimaa 04.10.2011, Sari Pullinen, Finland
2010 Svenska Dagbladet 23.07.2010, Calle Arvidson, Sweden
2010 Pohjalainen 30.05.2010, Hannu Ranta, Finland
2010 Helsingin Sanomat 11.05.2010, Anu Uimonen, Finland
2009 El País, Quaderns, Dijous 17 de desembre de 2009, Ángela Molina, Spain
2009 Uutisvuoksi 22.11.2009, Päivi Ruutiainen, Finland
2009 Etelä-Saimaa 12.11.2009, Päivi Ruutiainen, Finland
2009 Etelä-Saimaa 06.11.2009, Liisa Kukkola, Finland
2009 Uutisvuoksi 06.11.2009, Anne Vihavainen, Finland
2009 Le Journal du Jura 06.02.2009, Marjorie Spart, Switzerland
2009 Biel Bienne 4/5 February, Venus Ryter, Switzerland
2008 Etelä-Saimaa 26.07.2008, Päivi Ruutiainen, Finland
2008 Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat 24.07.2008, Finland
2008 Etelä-Saimaa 08.07.2008, Päivi Ruutiainen, Finland
2007 Etelä-Saimaa 20.11.2007, Finland
2006 Etelä-Saimaa 08.07.2006, Päivi Ruutiainen, Finland
2006 Iltalehti 15.06.2006, Finland
2006 Etelä-Saimaa 08.03.2006, Liisa Kukkola, Finland
2005 Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat 15.12.2005, Finland
2005 Etelä-Saimaa 13.12.2005, Finland
2005 Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat 06.10.2005, Finland
2005 Etelä-Saimaa 01.10.2005, Tiina Suomalainen, Finland
2004 Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat 02.12.2004, Päivi Pokkinen, Finland
2004 Etelä-Saimaa 24.11.2004, Esa Vilenius, Finland
2004 Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat 21.11.2004, Finland
2004 Etelä-Saimaa 27.02.2004, Riina Nokso-Koivisto, Finland
2002 Etelä-Saimaa 04.08.2002, Maria Mustranta, Finland
2002 Lappeenrantalainen 28.07.2002, Finland
2002 Etelä-Saimaa 27.04.2002, Liisa Kukkola, Finland
2001 Helsingin Sanomat 19.03.2001, Finland
2001 Etelä-Saimaa 14.03.2001, Liisa Kukkola, Finland
2001 Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat 11.03.2001, Finland
2001 Lappeenrantalainen 11.03.2001, Finland
2000 Etelä-Saimaa 21.4.2000, Marko Gylén, Finland
2000 Etelä-Saimaa 15.4.2000, Ulla Hietalahti, Finland
2000 Etelä-Saimaa 21.01.2000, Ulla Hietalahti, Finland

MISCELLANEOUS

2016 "Kuin ensimmäistä päivää", handbill, Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
2016 "Iso paha susi", handbill, Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
2016 "Paniikki – miehiä hermoromahduksen partaalla", handbill, Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
2016 "Kolmen pennin ooppera", handbill, Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
2011 "HOCHsitzen", SCHMUCK2 E.V., Germany
2007 Bov Bladet 28.02.2007, Denmark
2006 Toimintakertomus, Etelä-Karjalan ammattikorkeakoulu, Finland
2006 Saimaan lomaopas, Finland
2006 Kaakkuri, Eeva-Kaisa Hakulinen, Finland
2001 "Koru, 2001/3, Christmas", South Carelia Polytechnic, Finland


SEMINARS
2010 "Exhibiting Jewellery", Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsbergs theater, Gustavsberg, Sweden
2006 "chroma", Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 "KORU2" International contemporary jewellery symposium, South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland
2001 "Nocturnus", Estonian Academy of Arts, Muhu island, Estonia


WORKSHOPS

2004 "Glass blowing", Vesa Välikangas, Joutsenon Opisto, Joutseno, Finland
2003 "Sieraden/Jewellery", Ruudt Peters (Netherlands),Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Jewellery Department, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001 "Rörelse", Mona Wallström (Sweden), South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland
2001 "Niello" jewellery technique course, Jonas Balciunas (Lithuania),Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 "A bracelet, which wants to be something else", Iris Eichenberg (Netherlands), South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland
2001 "Material/Technique – Body", Jacquess Kaufman (Switzerland),South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland
2001 "Combining", Iris Eichenberg (Netherlands),South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland
2000 "Art To Wear", Judit Karpati-Racz (Hungary), South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland
2000 "Territory", Iris Eichenberg (Netherlands),South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland
2000 "Sculpture", Carl Reed (Colorado Springs, USA),South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland
2000 "Hartsikurssi", Emma Forrest (Great Britain),South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland


RESIDENCIES
2009 Bernische Stiftung für angewandte Kunst und Gestaltung and the Kanton of Bern, Biel, Switzerland
2005 Arts Council of Southeast Finland, Barcelona, Spain


STUDY TRIPS
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Jewellery Department (Amsterdam, The Netherlands):
2002 Kassel, Germany
2002 Nijmegen, den Haag, Utrecht, Haarlem, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

South Carelia Polytechnic (Lappeenranta, Finland):
2006 and 2000 Tallinn, Estonia
2001 Antwerpen, Gent, Belgium
2001 Amsterdam, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2000 and 1998 St. Petersburg, Russia