8 - October 7, 2018
stories. Eight Estonian and Finnish artists,
linked by long-term friendship and
We have made ceramics together, organized
exhibitions, discussed the world. Central to
our common activities stand the wood-fired
pottery kilns in Kohila, Vósu and Pikavere,
Estonia, and Sylvi in Pielavesi, Finland.
As part of and in preparation for the
present exhibition we are also planning a
wood-firing session in Pikavere, in order to
add some kiln-hot pieces to our display.
Taking part in the exhibition are ceramic
artists Susanna Hotari, Jaana Pietikäinen,
Susanna Tyrväinen(ceramic and glass) and
Jenny Linnove from Finland and ceramic
artists Kersti Laanmaa, Karin Kalman, Urmas
Bereczki, and graphic artist Tiit Rammul
Eight(8) is an interesting number. The
sideways 8 is the symbol of infinity, but at
the same time it could represent the
crossing paths trod by people who often
traverse the (imaginary) bridge between
Estonia and Finland.
Giving free rein to our fantasy around the
100th anniversary of the independent states
of Estonia and Finland, we can see the
sideways eight also as two entwined zeroes
after the number 1. That´s our way to
celebrate the anniversary of both our
The exhibition is supported by the Town of
Pärnu, Estonian Cultural Endowment, South
-Savo county ja Pielävesi commune.