In the truest sense – she is multi talented, Jenni Tuominen. Graduated as a blacksmith in 1996. Went back to school and became an artist in 2001. Studied graphic design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Won Marimekko’s “Design, Meet the User!” competition in 2006 and has designed patterns for them ever since. Obviously, she has the ability to make magic with clay as well.
These treasures. Just can not stop look at them. So characteristic, weird and perfect. What a trade.
Take a peep at Jenni’s home here.
There is a great video interview with Jockum Nordström released by Galleri Magnus Karlsson where Jockum is talking about how he started as an artist, about the exhibition Selected Publications 2011–2013 and about his new children’s book Vart ska du gå? (No english subtitles unfortunately).
Found via another excellent artist Lisa Jeannin
Find the (fold out) book in the shop.
I’m browsing my new (returning) sponsor Napa’s channels and stumble over this, what it looks like, exciting project Napa & Paja.
“Napa & Paja is a jewellery designers’ studio & shop with Napa‘s artists’ bookshop. Paja features a varied selection of hand crafted jewelry by Elli Hukka, Kokoru and Bird of Passage. Napa’s bookshelf features a special selection of artists’ books by Napa, Corraini, Nieves, mmmg etc.”
What really takes my breath away is these ceramic creatures by Jenni Tuominen. Gosh, must be the best since this project. Related in a way.
More great over at Napa, the pencil necklace!
The thrilling feeling when it was a while you visited and the much candy you’re offered since last time. Claire Loder’s art and blog.
Brent Wadden recently added 5 new (very large) weavings to his website. This one is 183 x 183 cm, various woven fibers. Imagne that one on a wall.
Also check out Kindra Murphy’s Typefun.
Last post from artist Eric Magassa‘s studio.
Eric Magassa, second post. Paintings, collage, re-used items.
Best glue according to Eric, Coccoina, eco-friendly made from potato starch.
Public Art Commission for Karolinska Hospital, by Eric.
Went to visit artist Eric Magassa in his studio today. Eric is a multi media artist who paints, draws, as well as he works with collage and video. The impressions from this visit was a bit overwhelming. Just look.
Works all over the place, Eric. Art pieces in every corner. I could have stayed there for a week. A couple of more Eric Magassa posts coming up!
Now this is a great idea. An artist operated auction house for studio produced, independent design and craft. Örnsbergsauktionen in Örnsberg, Stockholm. Online here. The stone ware trays in this post are made by August Sörenson. Find items from earlier favorites like Hilda Hellström and Kristoffer Sundin as well there. + photos by Erik Wåhlström.
Here, a good reason to go to France.
All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again / Tout ce que j’ai appris et puis oublié (Solo exhibition)
16.2—19.5 2013 LaM Lille Métropole Musée d’art Moderne, France