Saturday, 19 December 2009

early christmas

The most christmassy photos I found are from last year up north, visiting friends with a good sense of glitter. I'll check out for an early Christmas this year. Wish you all a wonderful holiday, full of warmth, in all ways!

Listen to this voice! Anna von Hausswolf
Good Christmas gift (for Swedes) Frälsningsarméns julklappsapparat

Saturday, 12 December 2009

winter wreaths

Birgitta Jannesson made these wreaths for this year's Lerverk Christmas display. They are all a winter wreath should be, fragile and melancholy and absolutely beautiful.

Lerverk moves to a new and fresh location at Lilla Kyrkogatan from next year and is looking for new craft artist members.

Christmas markets and open studios this weekend; I'm sure there is more, enjoy!
Korvfabriken and Laboratoriet 15, both at Carnegiegatan, Majorna (and at Laboratoriet 15 they have Camilla Engman's calendar and book too!)

And on Sunday at Charlotta Klingström and the other ceramic artists have Christmas open studio at Banehagsgatan 1E, Klippan.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

pick a card

Trying to choose a photo for the presentation card for Stockholm Furniture Fair in February. It's difficult, I'm far from ready with the things I will show there and they will not look like anything I have on photo already. Something with mosaic for sure.
Pretty stressed, February is next week.

Paul Scott about his and Anne Linneman's collaboration here, for
the project and exhibition Making a slow revolution.
Anne Linneman's blog

Monday, 7 December 2009

on the way to

I found patterns on my walk to work. Still a bad back, I move slowly.

What a collection! A plate a day

Thursday, 3 December 2009

welcome december!

We lived in a frosted city last couple of days, so much light; December hooray!
I must stay in bed a few days, reminder of a bad back. I really don't have time for this but maybe I will sort old photos?

The Uppercase book about Camilla Engman is out now, look here...
Tina L Frausin lights firesculptures in Lysekil tomorrow

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

start again

How long ago did I start my new project? Nothing happened! I'll try again.

It you are in Göteborg, don't miss Maja Droetto at Galleri Box (until December 20).

Monday, 30 November 2009

early christmas mood

It was a nice weekend at Konstepidemin, got us all into a more relaxed and joyful mood. Welcome, December! Open studios and lots of visitors to talk with. Christmas carols and first Lucia of the year (two weeks early).
Saint Lucia's Day on Wikipedia
More from the weekend here

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Christmas open studio

On Saturday and Sunday we celebrate an early Christmas at Konstepidemin. Instead of the usual Christmas market quite a few of the artists will keep their studios open.
My studiopartner Ami is in ours on Saturday and I will be there on Sunday. From 12 - 16. (On Saturday I'll visit the gallery openings, see the other studios and sing Christmas carols)
Welcome for a cup of coffee!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

subway signs and songs

I don't remember when I was in such a November coma last time. Drag myself around in the rain and storm. Wish for December to come soon.

The nice mosaic signs in the New York subway. In Chinatowm there is a wall panel full of auspicious symbols, hm...familiar.

Paula Arntzen made of paper

Sunday, 22 November 2009

new york V

Still wish I was still there; more New York pics.

camilla engman on show

Camilla Engman opened her exhibition at Galleri 1 yesterday. The place was crowded! And I'm so glad to recognize her pictures.

Reminds me of summer Nikki Giling

Thursday, 19 November 2009

statues of liberty

I feel a bit cynical today.

(There will be more New York pics)

Tracy Baran photography
Judith Scott objects

Sunday, 15 November 2009

winter weave and winter wreath, Tjolöholm

At Tjolöholms castle outside Kungsbacka they prepare for Christmas. Next weekend is their huge traditional Christmas market. Already now my ceramic wreaths and textile artist Kerstin Åsling's weaved pieces hang in the newly restored Storstugan café and restaurant. The scent of gingerbread laid heavy when we arrived to put our work up on Friday!

Tjolöholm is a Tudor Style manor, the dream of a perfect little place in the world built by James Fredrik Dickson. He died of lead poisening when he, after he had cut his finger, put the lead from a champagne bottle around it. His wife Blanche finished the construction of the place in 1904. The interior design is from Liberty in London, still intact and one of the best examples of Art and Craft in Sweden.

Both Kerstin and me are inspired by folk art and our work seem to fit into the countrystyle, national romantic style of Storstugan. It is open every weekend, we show our work until January 31.
Photos of the castle

Thursday, 12 November 2009


I wish I could have stayed much, much longer in Williamsburg. A peaceful place.

Two generous ceramic blogs:
We swim with the fishes and