March 29, 2009


I have taken up a new hobby, something I have wanted to do for a long time: I have started doing pottery, and am renting a studio with a lot of other girls (women?) in Gruneløkka. At the moment I am pretty much trying out anything I can think of, and I recon it will take years of practice before I get any good, not to mention developing my own 'signature' style. So, I am definitely a pretty rubbish potter at this point, but it makes me positively giddy with joy!
This studio has a brilliant set-up, where by paying a monthly rent we have access to all the pottery equipment we need, such as clay, throwing wheels, ovens etc. Someone even loads the ovens for us. So all we have to do is turn up and make stuff, and then pick it up when it is fired.

March 10, 2009

Helsinki School of photography

For some reason I have come across exhibitions by Finnish photographers in a lot of places around the world in the last couple of years. I have liked them all a lot, and have come to realize that there is a ‘Helsinki School’ within photography which links a lot of them together. The photographs have all been too expensive for me to buy and own, but I found this web page that lets me look at some of them and dream on... Check out the Portfolio for each individual artist.
This one is called 'Wind I' by Riitta Päiväläinen
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