When Camilla and I realized that our friendship this fall celebrates ten years, we thought something special was needed to mark the anniversary. So we created a set of cups in our own specialities – Camillas illustrations paired with my ceramics. Making a set of cups feels like the ultimate way to celebrate friendship and moments of togetherness.
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I’ve spent the start of the week in Gothenburg, visiting my friend and illustrator/painter extraordinaire Camilla Engman. It’s always great and fun to spend time with Camilla, I love being in her studio with a cup of coffee, freeflowing conversations and laughter.
I’ve brought back a whole lot of prints to manos and I can’t wait to show them in the shop! It’s a couple of Mr Mustache screen prints, some glicéprints and also two fantastic multicoloured screen prints printed in Portugal at CPS.
I also can’t wait to show you the lovely set of mugs that we’re working on. They’ll be ready and in the shop in late October / early November. They’ll mark our 10-year anniversary and it feels like the best way to do it! More on that soon.
Dreams on the closet. Close up.
The Progress report show is over and I’ve taken a couple of Dreams home with me… Two now lives on the closet door and the pink dream sits next to a log bowl from Loyal Loot and three of my men – two ceramic ones by Jane Muir and an anonymous Italian in oil.
Pink dream and three men.
The Dreams collection can be viewed here. The future holds more Dreams in store and they’ll be travelling west in the spring!
I managed to get home just before the storm – thick hails knocked on the windows and the rain was pouring down. Phew.
Thank you for ordering so many of our “dreams”, we are delighted you like them! Most orders will be sent out in a couple of weeks time, when the show is over but the web only items are already on their way. I’ve wrapped them using bits of pages out of a book I was reading when I was last in Gothenburg, visiting Camilla. It was Evan Hunter’s “Mothers and daughters” and it was a really old copy, totally falling apart. I thought it looked nice like this.
The Dreams are now available in manos webshop. Thank you all for cheering us along and giving us feedback. We want even more – this is a progress report – only a step on the way. We already know some things that we want to take further and we hope to take on board all the feedback we get from showing our work half way through the project.
The Cake is sold!
You will notice that not all the items are decorated – at least not so that you would notice. We are curious to see what you will think of this. We are vizualising the dreams together – some have clear faces and even stories built up when they come apart (or together) others are Zen-like, calming to go with the faces and the stories – or to be just on their own. Some items we have already placed together and the rest we leave up to you to mix and match. They like each other and we hope you will like them.
It’s been a sweltering week in manos’ greenhouse, but the workshop keeps nice and cool. The shop re-opened on Thursday and I had a few stray visitors that even managed some shopping in the heat.
The “progress report show” of mine and Camilla’s collaborative work is up and basking in the sun. People who have come to see it laugh and that makes us happy.
It’s good to get some feedback, especially knowing that we will be able to make changes and to develop the work further if we want to. It’s like the feeling I get when Camilla shows me a painting she’s working on saying “I might take all those trees away, and that figure might look completely different when it’s ready”…
I spent some days with Camilla working on what we’re calling our “DREAMS” collection (as in the delicate cookie with a touch of vanilla flavour or perhaps as in our dreams and aspirations) . This time around, we’re working more with tactility, integrating the patterns with the ceramic shapes, combining pieces into little sculptures… You’ll see and we hope you will like! The “progress report show” opens at manos Thursday August 6th and the pieces will be available in manos webshop on Wednesday August 12th.