Invitations are frequent these days, come as happy surprises, maybe as fruits of hard labour?
Invited as one of ten artists to be part of a different kind of exhibition: the city council's cultural department wish to add something else to the Christmas shopping "Art breaks". We are asked to create a personal, Christmas related shop window in the most busy shopping area. Interesting! I've accepted, of course, think there will be some garlands...
To get in the right Christmas creativity mood, watch this film from an exhibition last year at Leksand Art Museum by Swedish silversmith Karin Ferner, (a short car commercial comes first, be patient). When she is interviewed in Swedish and you don't understand a word, just look over her shoulder to see how great she handles tradition her own way.
Her work is sold at Svensk Slöjd in Stockholm and here is her website, jewellery inspired by Swedish folk art, chandeliers and more.
Karin Ferner's work, photo from her website