• Rut Bryk

    Rut Bryk, now in her sixties, has been one of Finland’s leading ceramists since the 1950s. Early in her career, she was known for her forceful use of simple colors and shapes in her pottery; more recently she has turned her ceramic skills to making abstract sculpture. Her most recent exhibition opened the week that her husband, Tapio Wirkkala, died, making it a sadly symbolic reminder of the endurance of art over loss and death. Bryk showed portions of the monumental ceramic murals she has been building for the Finnish embassy under construction in New Delhi. Composed of thousands of tiny, highly

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