Just as I feared, my enthusiastic start for the blog soon waned as the autumn term had its toll last year. My plans took a sudden turn when I got a chance to start an internship at our department. It was a stroke of luck, really, but meant plenty of hard work as I didn’t … Continue reading A year later
Last week marked an important date in the history of Finnish ceramics production and design: on Wednesday the 9th, Fiskars Group announced that it will close its ceramics factory in Helsinki – that is, the historic Arabia ceramics factory – and transfer all product manufacturing to foreign partners during the following year. According to the … Continue reading Sad news from Arabia
This week meant getting back to studies, which was great. We started on Tuesday with ceramics lessons – and with a new instructor. We have only one ceramics instructor throughout the whole four years of study at our university, so I welcomed the opportunity, when we were told that our regular instructor takes a study-leave … Continue reading Back to studies
One might ask, why a person on the brink of middle age suddenly (at least that’s how it might seem to others) decides to put brakes on her career and go back to school to study something that is sure to guarantee a very uncertain future. From a personal point of view the decision wasn’t … Continue reading Why Ceramics?
So, here we go, after over a year of procrastination. All firsts feel so loaded with meaning, so does this very first blog post. What to say? How to explain what I am doing? Do I even know myself what I wish to accomplish? Will I keep writing even when things get hectic and time … Continue reading Ready. Steady. Go.