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by Riikka Katajamaki

Most of my textile work is handwoven on a loom. I use a lot of rug wool, paper yarn and  raffia for the textures and shine. My textiles are often very 3-dimensional. I am currently working on my Newspaper series, still a work in progress hoping to finish it early 2013. This differs from my usual work as it catches the viewer with simplistic image. This whole series came about the never ending news stories about killings, wars, natural disasters, floods and famine and how quickly we satisfy our hunger for news and then get bored with it and want to move on to the next piece of news. Riikka Katajamaki
born 1969 in Finland

College of Arts & Crafts in Vihti, Finland, Graduated in 1993 with a degree in Hand weaving
College of Arts & Design in Jurva, Finland, Graduated in 1998 with a degree in Textile Design and Hand weaving

Several exhibitions in Finland, Estonia, England and Wales since 1995 until current day.

I live on a farm high up the beautiful Welsh hills near Montgomery, Mid-Wales. My partner is a farmer and we have four young children. I work from home and hold exhibitions in this country and abroad. At the moment I am working on a several projects but my biggest one is coming in 2015 in Finland as it will  be 20 years since my first solo exhibition.

I will take on comissions. If you are interested, please get in touch.