Yhteys – Maailma laajenee: Lasin ja keramiikan mestarit 6 is part of a six-part book series presenting Finnish glass and ceramics from a period of more than a hundred years. Written in Finnish, the series showcases up to 2,000 works of art from the private collection of businessman and patron Kyösti Kakkonen – it also offers an unprecedented look into the treasures of Collection Kakkonen, one of Finland’s most prestigious private art collections.
Each volume in the Masters of Glass and Clay series is an independent work focusing on a specific theme in the history of Finnish design. The sixth part of the series, Yhteys, Finnish for "connection", explores the development of Finnish design by introducing the works of six glass and ceramic artists: Rut Bryk, Nanny Still, Markku Salo, Vesa Varrela, Joonas Laakso and Kim Simonsson. Along with essays written in Finnish, the richly illustrated book covers the artworks with the help of plentiful photos as well as portraits drawn by artist Vappu Rossi.
Art and design are dialogue – they reflect the past, interpret the present, and envision the future. Finnish glass and ceramic design has never existed in a vacuum; many masters have drawn inspiration from far-flung cultures, ideas and movements.
- Rut Bryk
- Nanny Still
- Markku Salo
- Vesa Varrela
- Joonas Laakso
- Kim Simonsson