Tuesday, 28 April 2009

konstrundan highlight 2: ditte johansson

Ditte Johansson knits glass fiber. After being fired the objects are glassy, half transparent and very beautiful. And fragile as life itself. More photos here.
You see, it's sunny and warm here now :)

Monday, 27 April 2009

konstrunda highlight 1: lotta söder

Lotta Söder paints and screenprints the glass before cutting it to mosaic. I saw her studio filled with color at Konstrundan in Majorna on Saturday, it was beautiful. I envy all the colors in glass.
Article (Swedish) in Zenit here...

Sunday, 26 April 2009

last week

This week I wasn't friend with the camera but here is some of what happened.
A meeting in the lovely park Trädgårdsföreningen, where Konsthantverkscentrum will hold the annual craft fair in August.

I was surprised to find out I was out of clay but got a quick delivery. Almost finished with the clay work for Lidköping. More mosaic to be done.

Today is the last day of jewellery artist Bettina Speckner's show at hnoss. More photos here...

Konstrundan, artists' open studios in Majorna, Göteborg. Fantastic day for a long walk, it was crowded around Röda Sten (a good spot to start). Open also Monday 16-20.

Röda Sten opened a lounge in the bottom floor, a good reason to visit.

Another is the café.
Hope your weekend is peaceful or fun, whatever you wish for.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009


The range of colors when working with clay is a bit limited, it's always been a challenge to find a color scale as rich as possible. I'm into stoneware slips, didn't make it easy for myself.

Bettina Speckner, jewellery artist at hnoss until Sunday, photos here

Elsa Agelii tells about the textile project Water in desert tomorrow Wednesday 19.00 at Galleri Majnabbe here in Göteborg. Her travel blog here

Monday, 20 April 2009

hello monday

Studio Violet unpacked the kiln, it looked really good. Morran seemed very supportive. I had a good studio day myself, today's visitors brought energy with them.

KnitKnit, knit project book edited by Sabrina Gschwandtner (who gives a talk at Gustavsbergs Konsthall next week 29.4, about the exhibition Motion Blur - American craft and about contemporary American craft. Invitation here...)

Sunday, 19 April 2009

violet visit

Studio Violet (Camilla Engman and Elisabeth Dunker) needed a kiln and I packed their work in ours on Friday. Their prints look lovely, I hope it will come out perfect. It's a table ware set for a show Re-Use at Karin Erikssons Manos April 30. Nice having you here!
It's still sunny here, hope your days are light and sunny too.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Spring at Konstepidemin

It's so warm I can have the studio door open to the sun. Love it.

From two other Konstepidemin studios:
Elisabeth Åström, set and costume designer
Elisabet Eriksson, textile artist

Carina Fihn presents her 23 guest artist at her website: Virgil Dejarv

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

new work in progress

I'm spending a lot of time in the studio these days and enjoy every minute. It's hard to stop, I have to force myself to go home for dinner. Above is one more piece for the wall in Lidköping.

Jan Lambert Kruse glass artist, shows work at Galleri KHVC, photos here...
Ulrika Krynitz Ur-natur

Thursday, 9 April 2009

celebrate spring!

A collection of Easter yellows from the construction site yesterday. I'm finished! Still some work to do for the carpenter, so I don't want to show the result until later.

I'm inbetween computers
Wish you lovely, light spring days and happy easter-weekend!

Monday, 6 April 2009

almost finished

Nicest lunch break so far, on the pier in the sun at Eriksberg. Just as I got into studio mood they called from the construction site, it's time to put up the two remaining mosaic pieces in new apartment building entrances. Hope to show more results soon.

Niki de Saint Phalle mosaic, Tarot Garden
Let the sunshine in!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Lidköping on my mind

It's always exciting to see what a sketch looks like when transformed to real size and real materials but also difficult to leap into something new, almost before finishing what was before.

I've slowly worked myself into the next commission, the wall in a hospital entrance in Lidköping. Passed the initial mental barriers, materials are ordered and stocked, sketches enlarged, work tables emptied and nothing else to do but roll up the sleeves and get practical.

See the model here

Walker Pickering photos