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

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

new york runners

Where to start... With all the runners, of course. Reason for the New York trip was to cheer for a marathon running friend (who did well, under four hours for the 42 kilometres). We cheered for her and all the rest! It was big fun. Location Williamsburg, 15 kilometers from the start. I don't think they looked so happy at the end of the marathon.

Access Ceramics new ceramic image collection.
Ceramic artists can apply to be part, so far 162 artists' photos to look at.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

The fourth, finally

This is the fourth and final wall panel at Eriksberg. See all at once here..., click on the lotus fruit.

I enjoyed New York, who wouldn't? Congratulations to Yankees victory! I wish I could have shared the moment with the New Yorkers, now that I feel like one. I'm still in a bit jet lagged, sorting photo Sunday mood.

What I didn't see in New York:
Anish Kapoor at Guggenheim
High Line Sculpture Park