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Anja Jaatinen-Winqvist (1934- )
Art potter, Product designer

After completing her studies at the Central School of Applied Arts Helsinki 1955, Anja Jaatinen worked at Arabia as a product designer and ceramic artist nearly twenty years. At Arabia she created mostly handmade decorative art ceramic objects for Arabia Studio, but she also designed few tableware patters, for example the pattern 'Kaira' and 'Karelia', that became very popular especially in Finland. In 1974-1991 Anja Jaatinen worked for another well-known Finnish ceramic manufactory: Pentik Oy. Anja Jaatinen participated several exhibitions in Finland and abroad, including: Stockholm (Linjevalch), -62; Faenza -64; Musée Cantini -65; New York -64; London (Danasco)-69; Mexico -79; Tel Aviv -70. In 1976 she received the Finnish States Award for Graft and Design. Information: Marjut Kumela: "Arabia" 1985; Rita Taskinen: 'Who's who in Finnish Design' 1992.

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