CURRICULUM VITAE

General information

Pasi Jaakonaho

Tammukkatie 2, 99870 INARI

phone: +358 (0) 40 749 4782

e-mail: pasi@jaakonahoartsandesign.com

web: www.jaakonahoartsandesign.com

Instagram: jaakonaho_a_d

Facebook: Jaakonaho Arts & Design

Education

1990 Matriculation examination, Haapajärven lukio

1996 Artisan, Sámi Education Institute, SAKK, Inari

2005 Leuku -workshop, Outakoski, Utsjoki

2007 Journeyman bladesmith (by Finnish National Board of Education), Länsi-Suomen käsi- ja taideteollisuusoppilaitos, Mynämäki

2008 Bachelor of Design, Savonia University of Applied Sciences / Kuopion Muotoiluakatemia, Kuopio

2009 Master Bladesmith (by Finnish National Board of Education), Länsi-Suomen käsi- ja  taideteollisuusoppilaitos, Mynämäki

2012 Vocational teacher´s education, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu

2012 Knife steel making -workshop for bladesmiths, Valimoinstituutti, Tampere

2012 Specialist in competense-based qualifications, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu

2019 Master of Culture and Arts, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio

Work history

1997 – 2009 As a teacher in all school grades (for instance around 50 knife making courses)

2001 – 2004 Entrepreneur, PJ-ART, mainly knives and knifeblades

2009 – Lecturer, Arts and crafts, Sámi Education institute, Inari

2017 Entrepreneur, Jaakonaho Arts & Design

Memberships

1998 Finnish Knife Association

2005 Artist Blacksmith´s Association of Finland

2005 Scandinavian Knifemakers Guild

2010 – 2015 Helsinki Knife Show (as chairman 5/2014 – 5/2015)

2015 Finnish Knifemakers Guild (as chairman 5/2017–

2007 Ornamo Art and Design Finland

2019 The Association for Finnish Work

Competitions

International awards

2001 Ludvika, Sweden Helhorn klass B, 3rd.

2004 Gysinge, Sweden Team work, 2nd.

2006 Gysinge, Sweden Team work, 2nd

National awards

Competitions by the Knife Association of Finland, Fiskars

1997 Sámi style knives 1st.

1998 Sámi style knives 1st.

1998 Hunting knives, honourable mention

1999 Masters, divided 2nd.

2000 Masters, 2nd.

2001 Master series – traditional knives, SM-silver

2003 Master series – traditional knives, SM-gold

2004 Master series – traditional knives, SM-silver

2005 Master series – traditional knives, SM-gold

2006 Master series – traditional knives, SM-silver

2006 bladeforging competition in Fiskars -> blademaker of the year 2006

Metsästys ja Kalastus – magazine´s Big Knife Competition

2006 Voted 1st. by the readers

Kauhava knifefestivals, Kauhava

2002 Bladeforging competition, honourable mention

2003 Every-day puukko series, 1st.

Other awards and grants

2014 The bladesmith of the year, The Knife Association of Finland

2016 Golden medal, The Knife Association of Finland

2017 Master bladesmith Pekka Tuominen and team, Finnish Cultural Foundation, For making a knife exhibition in Solingen, Germany

2020 Half-year artist grant, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Exhibitions (besides above)

2001 – 2009 Outdoor life fairs, Riihimäki and Oulu, Finland

2006 – 2007 Leuku, touring exhibition

2006 – 2007 Suomalainen puukko, The national museum, Helsinki, Finland

2007 Sword and sabre, Fiskars, Finland

2009 – 2010 Leuku II, touring exhibition

2011 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South-Korea

2013 Knifemakers, Höyry-gallery, Korpilahti, Finland

2010 – 2019 Helsinki Knife Show

2017 Masters of Finnish Knifemaking, Solingen, Germany

2018 – 2019 FiCX Paris Knife Show, Paris, France

2019 Triennale di Milano, Italy

2019 Lapland – 66 ° North latitude Light and Shadow in Living, Kitakaruizawa, Japani

Other 

2007 Designed and made SISU -puukko knives to Ornamo Art and Design Finland

2010 – 2016 Editor-in-chief to the Knife Association of Finland´s Puukkoposti magazine

2014 – 2015 Chairman, Helsinki Knife Show ry

2017 Designed the logo of Finnish Knifemakers Guild ry

2017 – Chairman, Finnish Knifemakers Guild ry