Saturday, 31 October 2009

happy haloween!

New York is a wonderful and, these days, scary place. Love to be here. Happy Haloween!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

terra nova 3

Still in New York, another sleepless morning. I love being here! Can't show what happens though, forgot the camera cord and can't get the photos out. But it gives me the chance to get old things in order.

Here is the third mosaic wall piece for the apartment buildings at Eriksberg, Göteborg.

Tina Lindström lights a fire sculpture in Alingsås on Friday 18.30. Luftvärnstornet, Nolhaga berg; bring a torch light. Final days of the big annual light event Lights in Alingsås (click "Bilder" for photos)

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Terra Nova 2

Just woke up, 5 o'clock in the morning, in a supernice house in Williamsburg, New York. The rain is pouring outside and everybody are still sleeping. Might as well use what feels like extra time catching up blogging.

Here is the second entrance at Terra Nova. The auspicious symbol in this piece is the cloud. Hope the clouded sky in New York brings good luck, too. Exciting days lies ahead.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Terra nova 1

Finally, I took the ferry trip to take photos of the long since finished commission at Eriksberg. When I left in April it was still a construction site. I was happy to return but it's always a sour surprise to see all the additions never visible in the plans: heaters, electric devices, nameboards...
Four entrances, the other three soon posted.
The story behind the work is here...

We take off for New York next week, a first time visit. Any suggestions for where to look for craft and applied arts experiences?

Nicole Lloyd photography

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Ayanaar figures

I'm going to give a lecture and frantically scan photos. A treasure of not so easily looked-at slides when the old projector is broken. It's a good thing to get at least a few of them into the computer and I meet so many nice memories.

Images from a Major Ceramic Moment in life:
in Tamil Nadu, southern India, Ayanaar figures like these are made for the temples. I'm forever thankful to Ray Meeker at Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherri for telling me the way.

In September a workshop was held in in Visby, Sweden, with the Ayanaar potter Palanisamy from Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, arranged by NYTEKS - New Techniques for Ceramic Sculpture, a group of artists. There are photos from the whole process of making a ceremonial horse sculpture here...
and much more to see and read here

Thursday, 1 October 2009

i have an idea

Almost done cleaning and clearing the studio and slowly getting started with clay work. I will take part in the KHVC showcase at the Stockholm Furniture Fair next February, as one of ten artists. I have an idea to develop, we'll see.

A lot to see at Designklub