Esteri Tomula

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Esteri Tomula (October 31, 1920 in Helsinki, Finland[1] – 1998) was a designer who worked at the Arabia ceramics factory in Helsinki, Finland from 1947-1984. She is known for her decorative work often inspired by Finland's flora. Her Fennica and Krokus (crocus) series, coffee cup designs and dinner-ware decorations.[2] Tomula "used a technique of both print and painting: black outline drawings were printed and then completed by hand painted details in different colors." She collaborated often with Kaj Franck who did the ceramic designs.[3]


  1. ^ Taskinen, Rita: Suomalainen Design From Finland, Kuka kukin on, Who’s Who in Finnish Design. Helsinki: Ornamo, 1992. ISBN 952-9748-04-3
  2. ^ Esteri Tomula Arabia Museum
  3. ^ Vintage ceramics