Janika Solmann is a dedicated artisan and textile artist hailing from Võrumaa, Estonia, boasting nearly a decade of experience in the art of plant printing. She holds the distinction of being the trailblazer in Estonia, initiating the sharing of her knowledge and expertise with others, a move that has drawn in hundreds of enthusiasts from Estonia and beyond to her workshops.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Janika holds a bachelor's degree in horticulture from the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Currently, she is furthering her studies in heritage technology within the realm of national textiles at the University of Tartu's Viljandi Culture Academy.
Janika has been an active participant in various art projects, with a notable collaboration in 2020 alongside Eleriin Seim for the "dasMoor" collection presented at the OmaMood performance. Her creative journey is strongly supported by Võru Liiva-ATE Creative House, where she not only holds a position on the board but also maintains her own studio.
Drawing inspiration from the myriad colors, patterns, and textures found in nature, Janika infuses her work with the profound emotions elicited by the elements of the natural world. Her distinctive talent lies in translating these emotions and the hidden depths beneath the surface into her textile creations, resulting in unique and exceptional textile solutions.
In recent years, Janika has concentrated her efforts on conducting workshops dedicated to the art of plant printing. If you're interested in learning this technique, please don't hesitate to get in touch with her.