Wednesday, October 31, 2012

recent sights

Took my youngest daughter, Rosa, to the National museum in Stockholm to see three of the
creations from one of the
competitions of Project Runway Sweden. It was meant to be a cosy mother-daughter evening out, but we ended up almost missing the whole thing, due to my totally underestimating the time it would take to get there. We had to grab a taxi from the Central station and made it there just before closing time... We raced up, grabbed a glass each of sparkly water, looked at the three dresses and... left. Rosa, 13 years old, was not impressed. 

I'm taking part of a small exhibition arranged by an art society, Konstföreningen Botvid. The other three artists are Carina Sohl, pattern printed leather; Carl-Erik Ström, photography and Eva Kai Larsen, ceramic tiles. The exhibition is on for another weekend at Villa Skönvik, Rönninge. Open Saturday and Sunday 12 - 16.

a table with my work in front and one of my large plates on the wall. Carina Sohls chair by the window
coffee rimmed bowl in  late afternoon sun
Carina Sohl
Carl-Erik Ström
Eva Kai Larsen
beautiful view of the small lake Flaten outside

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

bind your own business

Sorry all english speaking - this is information about a bookbinding workshop in Sweden!

Bind din egen anteckningsbok

Tid: Tisdagen den 30 oktober 17.00 - 21.00, i Sigtunastiftelsens mysiga bibliotek

Med nål och tråd, papper och klot
I det förtrollande bibliotekets inspirerande miljö lär jag ut grunderna i handbokbinderi. Vi tittar och känner på material och under kvällen tillverkar vi varsin anteckningsbok, i orientalisk teknik med klädda pärmar. Inga förkunskaper behövs. Anmälan sker direkt till Sigtunastiftelsen.

Pris: 400 kr. I priset ingår material, smörgås, kaffe och thé.
Max antal deltagare: 12 personer.

cup for Kinnarps

What a Girl Can Do

Paper cup and saucer made for Swedish company Kinnarps. Will eventually be seen in a business presentation of some sort, of which I've been promised a copy. Which will be posted here eventually...

Look at the stunning work made by cardboard artist Daniel Agdad!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Slow Art catalogue

Eva Hild
Tore Svensson
Helena Sandström
Pasi Välimaa
I realized I never posted pictures from the beautiful catalogue that has been made for the Slow Art exhibition – so here are my two spreads and a small selection of my personal favourites (the list could be much longer – but I don't want to post the whole book here).

The exhibition at Nationalmuseum continues until February 3rd 2013, so there's still time to see it :) and to buy the catalogue!

Photo credits: Hans Thorwid, Nationalmuseum

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

recent press

I'm very proud to be featured in these two Swedish magazines, Hemslöjden and VI! Magazines I really enjoy reading myself, with interesting articles and diverse content.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

all boxed up and ready to go

 Daily Thistles mounted inside the wooden box, with the glass front in place. For the Math department.

KOOM! POOM! ZAK! Spiderman vs Owl in Good Defeats Evil. The inside is lined with black paper and all pieces are in place. This one is for the children's books department. Both boxes are public commission work for Gottsunda library, Uppsala.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

good defeats evil

Spiderman vs Owl in Good Defeats Evil is the content of the second box I've made for the new library at Gottsunda, Uppsala. It consists of two teacups, a small teapot and a sugar bowl. The pinkish "plate" is a background. Pics of the finished boxes in the next post! I'm delivering the two boxes tomorrow...