EDUCATION
Lahti University of Applied Siences: Institute of Design and Fine Arts, Bachelor of Culture and Arts, 2005
Kuopio Academy of Design. Ceramics studies (Artenomi), 1993
Matriculation Examination Mikkeli 1984

OTHER STUDIES
Vocational teacher educaton. JAMK University of Applied Sciences 2011
Professional Development Studies. Lahti University of Applied Siences 2001

WORK EXPERIENCE
April-Net Coop. Ceramist 2012-
Craft Association TAITO Itä-Suomi ry: Handicraft teacher 1990-2007; 2011-2014; 2014- (part-time)
Hackman Arabia Oy Ab: Trainee
Craft AssociationTAITO Keski-Suomi ry: Potter 1988 and 1988
Muurame Pottery Workshop 1988 and 1986

EXHIBITIONS
Luova hulluus, Mikkeli, Kuopio 2016.
Keramiikkaa. Hulkkonen, Ruuttunen, Taivalantti. Laterna Magica, Helsinki 2014.
NowHere Finland, Jyväskylä-Savonlinna-Lahti-Madrid 2012-2013
Preesens, Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä 2010-2011
Petit-o, Galleria Norsu, Helsinki 2010
Teetä! GalleriAri, Mikkeli 2009.
Paula Ruuttunen ja Hanna Pajunen, Galleria Jonk, Helsinki 2008
Art Promotion Centre Finland, South Savo, Muodon Lumo Design Forum, Helsinki 2007
Kerpuuni GalleriAri, Mikkeli 2006

MEMBERSHIPS
Association of Creative Professionals in South Savo – DeSavo ry
Finnish Association of Designers – Ornamo
Craft Association Taito Itä-Suomi

GRANTS 2007 – 2017

Arts Promotion Centre Finland 2017 – project grant
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, South Savo, 2016 – working grant
Arts Promotion Centre Finland 2016 – project grant
Arts Promotion Centre Finland 2015 – project grant
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, South Savo, 2015 – project grant
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, South Savo, 2011 – project grant
Finnish Cultural Foundation 2009 – working and project grant
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, South Savo 2009 – working project
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, South Savo 2008 – project grand
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, South Savo Hanna Pajunen & Paula Ruuttunen 2008 – project grant
Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Savo Regional Fund 2007 – working grant