Melissa Sammalvaara (Finland)
Rya, recycled textile materials
140 x 140 cm
Melissa Sammalvaara is an adventurous artist based in Helsinki and various campsites around Finland. Nature and our relation to it inspires her, which can be seen in her mossy, luscious artworks and the preference in ecological and second hand materials.
More at www.melissasammalvaara.com
The World Crafts Council Europe (WCCE) is a European network representing nearly 40 craft organisations (members) from over 20 European countries whose main statutory mission is to promote crafts in Europe, by increasing the awareness and appreciation of crafts as an integral part of the cultural, social, and economic well-being of society.
At Contemporania, WCCE is telling a story of contemporary European crafts in a special exhibition section at Palau Pedralbes. The showcase includes works by 11 artists from different European countries, who were selected via an open call, for their demonstration of an exceptional level of craftsmanship and creativity reflecting the current moment and the values of the 2023 European Year of Skills. The featured artists’ work are made in techniques ranging from ceramics, basketry, textile, tapestry to woodwork and glass blowing.
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