I am based in Kiruna, the town where I was born and raised. Since 1999, I have worked here as a ceramicist and watercolour artist.
In the environment I grew up in there was joy and pride in personal creativity. I learned at an early age to craft in different materials, and I discovered the joy of shaping an idea and creating with my hands.
The most fascinating thing about ceramics is the closeness to the material; that I can affect the process with my hands, seeing the form emerge from a non-descript lump of clay.
It is key to my designs that the product is something to be used, therefore my ceramic production consists mostly of everyday utensils. They are manufactured in high-fired stoneware to make the material more durable. The objects must be functional and at the same time have an attractive design. Over the years, the white glaze became something of a trademark of mine. It gave room for design and patterns in my ceramics. More recently, ornaments have become more prominent, where I have been experimenting with reliefs and colours to achieve a more contrasting effect.
In watercolour painting I am challenged by both the unpredictability of the natural tendencies of water and by my ability to control the process. These two inherent properties of watercolour result in works that are both realistic and abstract.
Nature and my northerly habitat are also present in my art. The contrasts of one season compared to the next give an eternal variation – in every month, any given motif changes under a slow but incalculable force.
In the watercolours you find motifs from the Arctic landscape and its characteristic settlements and settings in a bland of the midnight sun and midwinter darkness.
I strive to make visible things that familiarity makes invisible, and to show everyone else the beautiful landscape we are living in.
Ateljénord craft shop is in the centre of Kiruna. Here you will find collections inspired by the Arctic – from everyday utensils to unique artworks. Ateljénord is a group of professional art handicraft producers in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland.
The idea is to sell art handicraft and art by collaborating. We each have our own businesses based in studios and workshops in different parts of Kiruna district.
Ann-Louice Abrahamsson is a ceramicist and artist, Eva Björnström is a glass artisan, Lena Gustavsson a joiner, Anders Skoglind is a blacksmith and illustrator, Göran Söderström is a goldsmith and Gunnel Tjäder produces folk art and crafts in wool/reindeer leather. You will find contact details and more information about us here
at our webbsite www.ateljenord.com.
Lars Janssonsgatan 23
981 31 Kiruna
phone +46 980 179 08
Monday to Friday 12:00 noon to 18:00
Saturday 10:00 to 15:00
Under 14 dagar i november 2014 designade jag tillsammans med min bror Hans konstsvit 315, POLAR NIGHT, på ishotellet i Jukkasjärvi.
KONSTSVIT: POLAR NIGHT
Hans Abrahamsson & Ann-Louice Abrahamsson, Sverige
I Polar Night får besökaren uppleva polarnattens mystik tillsammans med de rovdjur som finns i norra Sverige...