Taija Laurell

Taija Laurell used to live in Copenhagen, until she found the “world's most beautiful pink villa next to a lovely village” and decided to return to Finland. She had long dreamed of her own art handicraft workshop and in her opinion, the glass village is a good backdrop for establishing one. She says: “I am particularly fascinated by the wide range of decorative techniques for ceramics. My art objects and ceramics for daily use are made either building them up by hand or by casting. I also make manually printed greeting cards and household textiles.”

More information and contact:

Taija Laurell

www.villatalvik.fi

taija [at] villatalvik.fi

+358 44 344 20 29

 

We blow life into ideas

Nuutajärvi Glass Village has not only the largest group of independent glass artists and designers, but also artisans of other fields working with different materials.

We believe in

Originality

The village is home to both old and new generations of glassmakers and other artisans.

Trial and triumph

All ideas are worth trying.

Working together

Everyone showcases their own strengths and skills.

Transparency

Every idea feeds others.

A bright future

Nuutajärvi Glass Village has thrived on glass for 220 years, and will continue to do so in the future.

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Taija Laurell

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