Sunday, 30 December 2012


Svartöstan, Luleå; my birth place and pride. I´m so happy to visit. Times are same same, but different. Blackis, where my father used to dance and have fun as a young man, is still the place.

Heart warming concert night: First, seven songs in a row in Finnish mellow minor with "Handsome Johnny and the knives". After that Evighetens Orkester, spiced with some Norrlåtar members from older days - progressive folk. And a few bands more.

Listen to Evighetens orkester here...
Norrlåter, sista brevet från Liikavaara-Franz here...

Monday, 24 December 2012

merry merry

Merry, merry holidays to all! Wish you lots of time with friends and family, peace and joy and fun.
I'm off to Santa-land and snow; hope to update all kinds of things over the holiday break; blog, website along with old friendships. All the best!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


I am a little surprised, suddenly it's December and I wonder how all the other months this year could pass so quickly?

Outside there is this proof of winter. (It's gonna be all right).

Lucas Foglia photography

Saturday, 24 November 2012

one two three - flower wall finish

This week I was in Växjö, to finish the wall work for the rehab bath. I am happy with the result and so is the commissioner.

No time to rest today: I'm off to openings at Galleri 1, Camilla Engman solo show...
And Galleri Mors Mössa..., Helena Roos and Dan Fröberg.

And finally today's big winter event at Konstepidemin, full day with openings, fika, open studios, shop and much more. Program...

Monday, 12 November 2012

flower wall

Work in progress. Next week I will go to Växjö and put all the flowers on a wall. I have a few circles to cut in the prefab mosaic to fit the flowers in; almost there.

Jane Perryman, still a week left of her show at Lerverk. Until 19/11.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

a day

Yesterday was the opening of photo exhibition A day in the world at the Museum of World Culture here in Göteborg and at the same time at Kulturhuset in Stockholm.

It is a huge collection of photos taken on the same day, May 15 this year, contributed by people all over the world. Somehow I had a familiar feeling; being at the opening was just like being inside the blog world. Especially when I saw this name under one of the photos: Sandra Juto :)

A day in the world website:

Saturday, 20 October 2012

testing testing

Progress in the commission for the rehab swim bath in Växjö. I'm trying the colors to see what is missing before I fix the whole design. I enjoy the process but my knees don't.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Ditte Johansson

Ditte Johansson made a glass piece at the retirement home where my rabbits are. She created sunbeams from the roof top window and all the way to the basement, with glass that spreads light and colour in the staircase.

Ditte Johansson

Monday, 3 September 2012

it was a lovely, busy day

The open day at Konstepidemin had so many visitors, it was crowded. I didn't get to see so much of it, as we had our open studio to attend. I made a few short loops and tried to soak it all in.
Some of what I missed is on facebook...

Yasar Aydin, Stockholm based jewellery artist

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

25 years of Konstepidemin! +1

Saturday September 1 - we celebrate 25 years of Konstepidemin (though I've been there for 26, one year before we officially moved in). A big part of my life!

The whole Saturday is a massive Open Day with a 130 artist exhibition in the gallery, film, over 30 open studios, workshops for kids and others, happenings, music and so on. Camilla posted a few photos from her preparations here...

Welcome! I will keep the studio open but sneak out from time to time to see what else is going on. Here is the program...

Most welcome to come and celebrate with us! from 12:00 to 17:00

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

in Herman's studio

When you visit Herman Fogelin's studio, it takes a while as there are so many things to look at. And many things to talk about.

I went there to pick up the urn for the big show at Konstepidemin on Saturday. 65 of us artists there invited one fellow artist each to show a piece in the gallery. 130 artists, it will be crowded. Saturday  September 1 we celebrate 25 years at Konstepidemin with a massive Open House Day.

I invited Herman for the show, he was an early inspiration for me and I want to celebrate also that. He still is.

There is a pretty new book about his work, in Swedish only but with lots of colorful images. It can be bought directly at Lerverk craft gallery.

rabbit and rabbit in the green

There they are, Rabbit and Rabbit. Firmly put, will be keeping watch over the green. I am content with the result, and I hope the people who will live there will appreciate their space. They will move in next month, then we'll know if it works.

There are many other rabbits out there...

Platina jewellery gallery shows Ashes and Diamonds, a selection of Finnish jewellery artists, from August 30.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

going to the other side

While working with the commission I've explored new places in my own city. Early morning bicycle ride over the bridge to Hisingen. The other side of the river is changing quickly. For good and for bad.

New ceramic center in Höganäs, Sweden

Monday, 20 August 2012


This year I was not so much involved in organizing Upmarket, the annual outdoor craft fair here in Göteborg. So it was pure luxury to just walk around in the park and talk with people this time. 

Embroidered portraits by Emelie Andersson, one of the talented students invited to show work. 
Bronze looking earthenware by Carina Cresta.
Metal flowers by Lena Åberg.

Many more photos I took yesterday are in a KHVC facebook album....

Sunday, 19 August 2012

last week's progress

Only hours of work until I and excellent bricklayer Erik are finished placing the mosaic piece in the Bjurslätt yard. It has been an intense week of finishing, loading, unloading, carrying, digging, placing, digging and more digging. But it starts to feel really good. Almost there.

I'm off to the final day of UPMARKET, to take loads of photos.