Rut Bryk, Leijona,1957 Rut Bryk graduated as a graphic designer from the School of Arts and Crafts in Helsinki in 1939, and started at Arabia in 1942. She was almost a stranger to ceramics when she started experimenting with the raw material that was later to bring her world renown. Her early decorative wall plaques show a magic world of imaginative flowers and fairies dancing in the woods. The colouring is luminous and light. Her faience plaques have a strange and strong glow.