Kris­ti­na Ris­ka (b. 1960 Hel­sin­ki, Fin­land)

Ris­ka cur­rent­ly li­ves and works in Hel­sin­ki. Ris­ka is a gra­dua­te of the De­part­ment of Ce­ra­mic Art at the Uni­ver­sity of Art and De­sign, Fin­land. She is the reci­pi­ent of nu­merous awards, in­clu­ding: The Sta­te of Fin­land’s Suo­mi Prize in 1995; the Me­dag­lia D’Oro in Faen­za, Italy, 1995; a sil­ver med­al at the In­ter­na­tio­nal Ce­ra­mic Con­test in Mino, Ja­pan, 2002 and an Ho­no­ra­ry Award in 2008; and wor­king grants from both The Sta­te of Fin­land and The Fin­nish Cul­tural Foun­da­tion. Ri­ska’s work has been in­clu­ded in nu­merous ex­hi­bitions world­wi­de and placed in many pub­lic and pri­va­te col­lections, in­clu­ding The De­sign Mu­se­um, Hel­sin­ki; The Saasta­mo­ni­nen Foun­da­tion, Fin­land; The Uls­ter Mu­se­um in Bel­fast, Ire­land; and the Gifu Mu­se­um, Ja­pan, among many ot­hers.