About Ann-Louice

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.

Welcome to Ateljénord in Kiruna!

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.

Gunnel Tjäder, Anders Skoglind, Ann-Louice Abrahamsson, Eva Björnström, Göran Söderström, Lena Gustavsson
Gunnel Tjäder, Anders Skoglind, Ann-Louice Abrahamsson, Eva Björnström, Göran Söderström, Lena Gustavsson

We are Ateljénord

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.

Address:
Lars Janssonsgatan 23
981 31 Kiruna
Sweden
phone +46 980 179 08
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday  12:00 noon to 18:00
Saturday               10:00  to 15:00
 

POLAR NIGHT  ICEHOTEL 2014/2015

During 14 days in November 2014, I designed art suite 315 "Polar Night" at Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, together with my brother Hans.

ART SUITE: POLAR NIGHT
Hans Abrahamsson & Ann-Louice Abrahamsson, Sweden
In Polar Night, visitors can experience the polar night's mystery along with the predators found in northern Sweden ...

Eleven Magazine is happy to bring  you some of the best of this and last year’s ICEHOTEL…
http://www.eleven-magazine.com/2016/02/26/ice-hotel/

Foto: Joel Niemi