Annika Olofsson’s Kosebo Studio, May 24. The studio was so close to nature. I just love the forest and it was all around us. The studio had a good feeling with birds chirping, lambs grazing, and plants and snails everywhere. Annika also created a really open environment to make work. It was warm and welcoming. Because we couldn’t fire the clay, the process was more important than the final product. She walked around and loved everything people were doing.
Annika talked about how artists get lost in their work. Time isn’t really a factor, you forget about everything else and zone into it. She said it is important to have a spiritual side and let that show through your work.
My inspiration was the gnarled trees I saw when we first came to Vaxjo and on the trip through the Swedish countryside.