unikko collection // pf19
unikko means ‘poppy’ in finnish. I chose the name in memory of my paternal finnish grandmother, who was the hardiest woman i knew and, like me, a life-long collector of beautiful things. I also love that the word sounds similar to the english ‘unique’. I draw each flower by hand, cut it out carefully with a jeweler’s saw, and torch-fire the glass enamel to the copper, resulting in a unique poppy every time.