June 14th – September 13th, 2015
The Granary, Fiskars Village
The main goal with the exhibition is to bring the forging of today closer to the great public and to increase the knowledge of forging. The theme of the exhibition connects old Finnish folk believes and old forging traditions with life of today.
The invitation to the exhibition was sent to all Nordic countries and to Estonia, both to forging associations and to separate blacksmiths. We received a total of 55 proposals, of which a jury chose 36 works to the exhibition.
- exhibition architect, interior designer Eero Haikala
- master blacksmith Teo Mero
- sculptor Kim Simonsson
There are 28 blacksmiths participating in the exhibition. Two are from Norway, one från Sweden, one from Denmark, one from Estonia and the rest from Finland.
- Päivi Aho Finland
- Upi Anttila Finland
- Steven Carpenter Norway
- Jorma Dahlström Finland
- Vesa Halmerinne Finland
- Simo Heikkilä & students Finland
- Maarit Hirvonen Finland
- Risto Immonen Finland
- Heigo Jelle Estonia
- Jarkko Kaartilanmäki Finland
- Ari Karhu Finland
- Timo Karjalainen Finland
- Juhani Krappe Finland
- Antti Kuikka Finland
- Lars Larsson Sweden
- Jokum Lind Jensen Denmark
- Tobbe Malm Norway
- Iro Mäntykorpi Finland
- Antti Nieminen Finland
- Jouko Nieminen Finland
- Taina Pailos Finland
- Pasi Peltomaa Finland
- Jorma Putkonen Finland
- Rautionaika Finland
- Kimmo Tulimetsä Finland
- Kirsi Vahtera Finland
- Tuuli Wirman Finland
- Pertti Virta Finland
In connection with the exhibition there is an exhibition telling the history of the production of axes by Fiskars Corporation axes in Billnäs plants.
The exhitibion is open from June 14 to September 20, 2015, daily from 11 am to 6 pm.
At Midsummer eve, we close at 3 pm.
Some Fridays, there is an evening market arranged in the village, and thus our exhibition is open until 8 pm on Fri July 3 and Friday July 31.
Adults 7 €
Students, pensioners and unemployed persons 5 €
0-17 years free of charge.
Groups (more than 10 persons)
Adults 5 €
Students, pensioners and unemployed persons 4 €
A guided visit of the exhibition lasts approximately one hour and costs 30 €
School groups can visit the exhibition for 30 €, the price includes a brief introduction to the exhibition.
In connection with the exhibition a shop is set up. In the shop there will be products by the participants for sale and also some other products, that got well with the theme.
Chairman: master blacksmith Upi Anttila
Exhibition architect: interior designer Eero Haikala
Exhibition secretary: blacksmith, entrepreneur Martina Lindberg