Wednesday, 25 February 2009
marie beckman & jussi ojala
Katthagen krukmakeri, Marie Beckman och Jussi Ojala
Photos from Monday and the trip to Katthagen krukmakeri, ceramic artists Marie Beckman's and Jussi Ojala's studio. Hemslöjden, handicraft and applied arts magazine, wanted me to make an interview with Marie. I've only seen their work at exhibitions before, to meet them live was really much nicer.
Marie is a member of blås&knåda, an important Swedish arena for contemporary craft artists. On show there right now is Jane Perryman, look inside her great book about Traditional Pottery of India.
Fabriken LDKP wants to create a ceramic energy center in Lidköping, at the former factory of Rörstrand. Yesterday was an information event here in Göteborg. There are fantastic facilities for studios, kilns, small scale production and ceramic knowhow. Fabriken LDKP in Swedish, not as much in English.
Paula quickly blogged from the mingle,see who was there.