Saturday, 28 July 2012

rabbit rabbit

Waiting for Rabbit and Rabbit to dry, to be fired. One will be pink and one blue when ready, now freshly painted with slips. They will stand in the flowerbed at the elderlies garden I'm working with this summer, and be the non abstract element in the art piece. People suffering from dementia appreciate when they can recognize what they can see. The abstract can be very confusing.

Making rabbits was so much fun, now I just hope they will survive glazing and firings.

Another person from the past appeared; what would we do without internet? Anne Heslop, photographer I met in London after we both had experienced Kutch in the northwest corner of India. So happy to see her lovely lovely photos and that she offers her creativity and talent to charities.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

around tranemo: glasets hus

A short break in an area new to me, a trip around Tranemo two hours busride from Göteborg, visiting friends. Glasets Hus in Limmared was first stop. Charming glass museum, combined with nice café and waiting area for bus and trains, so clever. Limmared is also the place where the bottles for Absolut Vodka are made, with other glass containers.

There is a small glass shop and also a shop with the products from Oddbirds, a Tranemo based group of designers and makers, design for the home:

Saturday, 21 July 2012

still season

Best breakfast season is still not over.
Best lunch place still open.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

inspiration from chicago

Corinne and Johan at Sockerbruket 33

We've had a nice visitor and colleague from Chicago here in Göteborg, Corinne Peterson. Her coming here also made me reconnect with passed times. In 1994 I was a guest artist in a terrific art program for young people in Chicago, Gallery 37. It was a great summer for me that year, an inspiring adventure (and the Swedish soccer team took the bronze medal in the world championships, played in USA that summer). I get a good feeling of a full circle is being drawn now, over time, work and places.

Gallery 37 was located in the middle of the city, we worked with the kids in huge tents, surrounded by skyscrapers. One of my fellow ceramic artists was Marjorie Woodruff, who had her studio at Lill Street Art Center in Chicago. Thanks to Corinne, I've heard from her again after all these years. And thanks to Marjorie, I got to meet Corinne.

Gallery 37 is still running, much developed since my summer in -94. It has been a huge inspiration for our work with the youth program at Konstepidemin.

Lill Street Art Center has also grown since my visit, a center housing artist and their studios, art classes for kids and adults and more.

Meeting Corinne, who is involved both with Gallery 37 and Lill Street, was also an inspiration. She was really busy exploring Göteborg in just a few days by foot, tram, bus and boat. Thank you Johan Svanbom at Sockerbruket 33, for welcoming her to your studio.

I wish Corinne an adventurous trip around Scandinavia! And I wish I can visit Chicago again.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

playground sculptures

Karin Agelii is a combination of sculptor, designer and gardener. She makes, among other things, sculptures for playgrounds. Softly shaped concrete forms for children to use; sand kitchen, sand shops and more. Most people at Konstepidemin have holidays but a few of us are working hard. Hard as concrete.

Karin Agelii

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

thank you for the music

A while ago we had a folk music gathering "Spelmansstämma" at Konstepidemin. Hopefully it will be a growing annual happening, for musicians in all traditions to perform but even more to meet and play together. And for us non musicians to enjoy and dance. Welcome again next summer!

All my photos from that day in a Konstepidemin facebook album...

Malyka new t-shirt collection, darling Adama F. in a photo serie in Banjul, Gambia.

Monday, 2 July 2012


Studio space expanded with the new parasol, protection from the rain more than the sun.

I'm working on the concrete parts of the piece for the elderlies place. The material needs days of nursing after forming. Concrete shall not dry out too fast, the longer it's kept wet the better. I'm so happy I have an outdoor space.

Huge and happy crochet piece, Takino Rainbow Nest by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam (thank you Åsa Bergdahl).