Inspired by Finnish mythology, Yomigæri is a collaboration between artist/designer Marko Svart and ceramist Jarkko Kinnunen, creating an eco-friendly line of ceramic jewelry and pottery using only Icelandic natural ingredients, as well as a collection of unisex clothing, dyed with waste materials.
よみがえる 甦る [yomigaeri]
1〈生き返る〉 be brought (back) to life [to one’s senses]; revive; rise from the dead; spring to life again
2〈元に戻る〉come back 記憶をよみがえらせるrecall [get back] one’s memories
An inspiring and unique, multicultural design project by local Finnish designers, using Icelandic materials, incorporating both Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetics, and drawing inspiration from Finnish mythology.
Yomigæri is about giving new life to waste materials, reviving forgotten memories of our ancestors, and contemporizing bygone techniques to create a sustainable and genuine approach to ceramic and fashion production.
“I first met Jarkko in 2020, and immediately found mutuality in our aesthetics and work methods. We both strive to make beautiful and delicate pieces without sacrificing utilities, pushing our sustainability and environmental ethics to the limit. I was amazed by the amount of knowledge and innovation in Jarkko’s work, and coincidentally we were also both originally from the same city in Finland.”
Jarkko engages mostly in material development and experiment, using purely natural materials from Icelandic nature, like basalt, birch ash, and seashells to create innovative and unique glazes for ceramics.
Marko Svart’s main profession currently being in fashion design, he is always striving to find new ways of using fabrics and prints.
These days, however, nearly all fabrics produced are dyed with artificial (and often environmentally harmful) dyes.
Yomigæri’s core concept being in sustainability and rebirth; the dyes used for this project are created using rust and tannins from vegetable waste, giving new life and soul to decay.
In addition to the opening event, we will host tea ceremonies, using our handmade pottery and tea, also made from Icelandic natural ingredients.