Aune Siimes (1909-1964)
Siimes is one of the few Finnish ceramic artists who have specialized in making thin translucent porcelain objects.
She graduated as a ceramist at the Central School of Industrial Arts, Helsinki, in 1932 and started at Arabia same year.
In the mid-1940s she devoted herself to handcrafted porcelain, developing the 'spiritual' translucent potential of the material to its limits.
Siimes also developed an individual technique to realize her artistic vision sometimes by mixing two substances of different colors, sometimes with hardly noticeable grooves on the surface she gave beauty to her objects. An earlier speciality of hers was elegant neck- laces, earrings etc. in the thinnest porcelain.
Aune Siimes worked for Arabia until 1964.
Siimes's international awards include gold medals at the Milan Triennale 1951 and 1954, and silver medal at Paris, 1937.
Information: AUNE SIIMES Master of porcelain