ÅSA HELLMAN (1947–)
was born into a family of visual artists and she graduated as a ceramicist from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1973. She has spent a lot of time near the Mediterranean in France, where her parents had a cottage and the opportunity to pursue their art and from where she has drawn impulses for her ceramic art not only from her own period but also from Antiquity. Her works have always been of a strong and abundant nature to which the lustre glaze that she often uses gives an added touch.
Hellman has also been a design journalist for the Hufvudstadsbladet newspaper, and she is the author of an important history of ceramic art in Finland.
Åsa Hellman lives and works in Porvoo and she is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC).
Photo: Johnny Korkman