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I was born next to a forest in Finland, where I spent my childhood, playing with fir cones and climbing trees. As a naive young woman, I thought there was more to life than trees, so I moved to Helsinki, the capital and biggest city in Finland, and did a few media training courses there. A few years later, I got accepted to study Photography and Film in Napier University, Edinburgh on BA(Hons) course, which fulfilled my dreams of telling stories through film. In 2004 I moved to London to study for Masters degree at Goldsmiths College, from where I graduated with Distinction in MA Screen Documentary.
I had always loved making films but there are many things I wanted to do in this life, so after few years on working on various films projects, I decided to take a break from it all. Madness some said, particularly as I had been spending the last ten years studying it. Shortly after, I enrolled on various creative courses which I had always dreamt about doing but never had had time for - and consequently, my inner (happy) child came out and started playing in abundance.
I have since then trained and worked in silversmithing, ceramics, glass fusing, screen printing, woodcarving as well as learnt felting, gemstone carving, birch bark plaiting and natural building. Needless to say I am a complete child at heart.
These days I spend most of my time illustrating and cutting paper - it fulfills my curiosity, until I make new discoveries again!
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