A truly inspirational evening with an inspiring Swedish woman.
In the heart of Södermalm (Sofo) in Stockholm, Mia Blanche has her boutique which she shares with two other ceramic artists. But who is Mia Blanche and how did her name become well-known in magazines and her works a must have household item in Stockholm, NYC, Berlin, Tokyo?
Well…you would never guess… she used to work as a lawyer… then after having her fourth child, her goal then became to live a more creative life. And now she is living her dreams…
In the first half of the evening we get to know everything (?) about Mia :) we will ask her tons of questions to find out how she gave up her lawyer career, how and why she got into ceramics, what motivated her on the way, what mistakes she made, how she struggled, how she succeeded, what her secret is, what advice she would give you if you hated your job and thought about a change in your career, what advice she would give you if you wanted to make a huge step but felt like having children would hold you back, how can one pursue happiness and one´s dream career…and also on a more practical side: what inspires her artworks? what influences her patterns and how she uses textile, handmade laces and where she got them from…
In the second half of the event EVERYONE HAS THE CHANCE to create their own unique piece of clay work. True art, no? :) We can make a small plate or a small bowl or tiles and Mia will teach us how to make patterns on them. After this workshop Mia and her colleague will burn and glaze our works for us with the requested colour and we will go back some days later to get them, as clay needs some time to dry out before placed in the super hot kiln.
During the event, we all have 10% off from all of Mia´s works! Real treasures!
We can guarantee max. 12 spots to this event. The cost that covers our workshop, your clay, burning and glazing is 460 kr/person. I would kindly ask everyone to pay 160 kr in advance as a deposit to secure your place and to avoid no shows. This deposit is non-refundable, so if you paid but can not attend, please feel free to send someone else for your place. If you RSVP yes, pls email me for bank acc. details where you can transfer the 160 kr. Your place is only guaranteed after you paid this amount. Rest (300 kr) is payable on the event.
I guess I do not have to say how much I would love you to be there and share this inspiring event with me :)
Bring a friend!
Photos by Lena Granefelt and showing Mia´s works and some works from previous workshops.