Sunday, 24 January 2010

concrete work in progress

Work in too slow progress, the pieces for the KHVC stand at Stockholm Furniture Fair is taking shape; to sit on or to look at. These are photos from the last two weeks. Now I've reached the phase of the process when you look at your work and wonder "Who is doing this?".

A ceramic seat for the shape.

I form an inner shape of frigolite. A layer of fibre concrete on top of a metal net that keeps the concrete in place and makes the shape much stronger. The toothpicks measure how thick the concrete should be put on.

A primer is put on before fixing the mosaic.

The slabs of mosaic is loosely taped together and put where I've measured them to be. I leave spaces inbetween the slabs where I fit in the final mosaic pieces. The first black shape is almost finished but on the larger white there is still a lot of work left to be done. Fun but frantic work these days.

My work still looks mostly concrete gray, here is some color
Lina Peterson, jewellery artist, about color pink

Saturday, 16 January 2010

signs of the time

A collection of just a few of all the pretty shop signs from the Gambia trip.

Today Galleri hnoss opens the Hanna Hedman jewellery show and also the possibility to shop online:

I'm off to see all the openings at Konstepidemin today.
Those in Lidköping can visit David Carlsson's opening at Galleri Pannrummet, Rörstrands center. Or his website

To all a fun weekend!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

i love snow

It's just so rare we have a long period of white snow here on the West coast, like we have right now. For weeks I've been grateful for all the light it brings and soak it in for gloomy days to come.

At Konstepidemin this year's first gallery openings happen on Saturday 16 Jan.
Hanna Hedman jewellery artist is one
here are the rest: click "press"

Sunday, 10 January 2010

improvement, finally

Not until the little pieces came out I found the direction. I have used all kinds of escapes and excuses from working with the pieces for Stockholm Furniteure Fair. Now it's only weeks left and I'm in a hurry. But in a happy hurry.

Mia Mäkilä lowbrow and horror art
som också har en blogg på svenska

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

from darkness to light - happy new year!

Love and light over all the new, whatever comes! May 2010 be a year of only goodness for us all.

Over Christmas we went from this...

to this... Best celebration in a long time. Spent Christmas on the beach, playing football with a young team in Brufut, Gambia, West Africa. Light, warm, fun, the best winter break. Returned with eyes filled with color, ready to get back to work. No resolutions for the year to come, but one: Take care.

South African Clementina van der Walt, lovely useful things
Slipcast; so many ceramic blogs to discover!