Photo: Eveliina Matikainen
Samuli Alonen (born 1977) grew up in a family where making art was always present and children were encouraged to act on their talent. Samuli who was interested in handicrafts later graduated from Kuopio academy of design in 2000. While studying design, Samuli got interested in working with bronze and right after graduating he desided to start his own business at the Pykälistö watch house area.
In the beginning of his time in Pykälistö, Samuli consentrated on forged pieces and everyday objects. He became more and more interested in bronze and moved from blacksmithing to making bronze work. One of his signature work being the sympathetic "Citybirds" that have flown all over the world. The birds evolve, live and learn with their creator.
Samuli also creates large sized public works from
which some can be seen at the Pykälistö area.