Since 2001, I have taught hundreds of children and adults the basic techniques of ceramic handbuilding. Trained as a recreational leader with a strong interest in art, my classes have a true sense of play and whimsy while teaching the skills and proper techniques of this ancient art form.
My workshops combine my training as a Recreational Leader and my work as a ceramic artist.
Recreation is defined as what we do when our work is finished, it is the time we relax and play. Art is a wonderful way to satisfy everyone’s need for creative play. As a ceramic artist, I like to share the wonderfully malleable nature of clay with students of any age.
A love for creating art since childhood, I began my ceramic art career in 1991 when I bought my first kiln. After selling my work to friends and family, I expanded my market which included 22 small shops in the Minneapolis- St. Paul area.
Four years later, my Finnish husband and I moved our family of four to Finland, along with a shiny new kiln. In 2001, I registered NiiloVilla as a small business in Espoo. Since then, I have taught hundreds of children and adults the basic techniques of ceramic handbuilding in the Helsinki-Espoo area.
Autumn 2016 begins a new adventure as NiiloVilla Studio. My home has been newly remodeled for teaching workshops and I have revamped my Studio in a Suitcase program to make it possible to hold a ceramic workshop at any venue.
Come do something different!