Aino Eeronheimo is a sculptor, ceramic artist and visual art teacher (M.A.). She has
graduated from University of Lapland and has lived, studied and worked in Nothern
Finland most of her life. After 18 years of teaching art in Rovaniemi she wanted to focus on
making art. She has been working as a full-time visual artist in Helsinki since 2019.
“I have enjoyed nature since I was a child – have been hiking in the forests and making
long swimming trips in the lake. Nature is the source of my inner strength and my resting
place. There I can find the door to the world of imagination. With the help of art, I highlight
the rights of the inner child and protect them.
The recurring themes of my sculptures are joy, connection with nature, and valuing
diversity. The work can get its initial impulse from a wordplay, vision that pops up in my
mind or some idea that arises from reflecting on phenomena in the world.
My artistic production has long been focused on the study of three-dimensional form. I am
constantly learning new craft skills so that I can put together works from a wide variety of
materials. However, ceramics has retained its position as the most important means of
expression for me. The effect of firing techniques and chemical reactions on clay masses,
colors and patterns offers an endless research field.”