Åsa Hellman (b. 1947) is a pioneer of Finnish ceramic art. This book tells her story in her own words, providing a definitive overview of her life’s work. Hellman grew up in an artistic family and was privileged to travel widely and imbibe new international art trends from an early age. She later brought many new trends to Finnish ceramic art, pushing the limits of what can be done with the versatile medium of clay. Hellman is renowned especially for her magnificent glazes and the sculptural quality of her work. The common theme that runs through this book and Hellman’s career is her great love for clay, ceramic art, and creative expression. This book paints a vivid picture of Hellman’s creative process and how the clay and the exacting firing method are both a perpetual challenge and source of inspiration.