I was born 1978 and raised in the country on the west coast of Sweden. A sudden insight at the age of 20 led me to pursue a life working with glass.
This insight led to an obsession. I quit my job at a car paint shop and applied for schools in Denmark and in the heart of the Swedish traditional glass region, Småland. I ended up attending the National School of Glass in Orrefors.
The last few years I have built a reputation among glass collectors, particularly for my graal vases. I now live, together with my wife and four children, in the heart of Sweden’s “Glass Kingdom” in Småland, surrounded by the silence of the northern forest.
Graal has become how I express myself as it allows me the room to work and develop my own personal visual language.
The graal technique is difficult to master and as a technique it is challenging, which allows me to continue to develop as an artist.
My work tends towards the naïve and I spend an inordinate amount of time on pencils and etching even before the actual glassblowing begins.
The pictures that are created on the glass through the graal technique are direct, everyday and sometimes even funny. I can find inspiration, for example, from a party, two brothers, a cat in a window, loneliness, outsiders and life in rural settings.
Silver and gold as materials tend to come again and again when I work.