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HELJA LIUKKO SUNSTROM - FINNAIR- ARABIA FINLAND /REPOST
Professor Heljä Liukko-Sundström (1938) knows every secret there is about ceramics. She came to the Arabia Industrial Art Department in 1962 and continued to the Arabia Art Department in 1967. Heljä is especially known as a ceramic artist and painter. In addition to being a wonderful storyteller, her art works open a unique world filled with joy and possibilities.
Many people know Heljä Liukko-Sundström because of her extremely popular ceramics plates and also her lovely books. In the Spring 2006 her 8th book, Saven runoilija, will be published. It is a picture book where Heljä tells about her works and career in Arabia Art Department from 1960’s until today. In addition to her unforgettable books Heljä has made many public art works – the biggest being Ateljé Heljä in Humppila.
Heljä Liukko-Sundström’s art works have been around the world in many private and group exhibitions. She has received many prizes and honorary mentions such as the Illum Industrial Arts Prize, Finnish State Prize for Children’s Culture, Rudolf Koivu Foundation Grant, Gold Medal in Italy, Gualdo Tadino and Pro Finlandia -medal. Heljä Liukko-Sundström received the title of professor in 1994.
Found this at the thrift store tonight after work:)