Eleonor is a Swedish ceramic artist sharing her time between Stockholm and San Francisco. Eleonors work is focused on sculptures with function and sculptural utility goods.
Sunday: Hi Eleonor. How are you feeling today?
Eleonor: It’s Sunday and the sun is shining, so feeling pretty happy.
S: What are you working on right now?
Eleonor: I’ve just moved to a new studio space, last week was all about cleaning, setting everything up and making a big work table. This coming week I think the studio will be ready for some actual clay working, very happy about that.
S: When did you realize that ceramic was your passion?
Eleonor: I think it wasn't until I was studying for my bachelor in ceramics & glass at Konstfack. Before I was into a lot of different crafts and also painting. But while studying and working at a pottery during the summers I realized it was what I was supposed to do and felt I had a future in it.
S: Where do you source inspiration from?
Eleonor: Flea Markets always, going for walks in my neighborhood and also pinterest.
S: Who is your favorite artist?
Eleonor: Maria Boij
S: What does your studio look like?
Eleonor: Right now it’s tidy and waiting to become a mess.
S: What music are you currently playing in your studio?
Eleonor: Molly Nilsson - (Won’t Somebody) Take Me Out Tonight
S: What is your favorite hangout in your neighborhood? (why)
Eleonor: St. Francis Fountain, it’s a classic diner from 1918, best american breakfast I’ve ever had hands down.
S: Latest watched on Netflix?
Eleonor: New season of Grace and Frankie <3
S: If you could choose only one thing in your home to keep for life, what would it be? (not a person or an animal)
Eleonor: A figurine I got from my father when I was a kid (Love Refused - Bing & Gröndahl). It’s my only possession that has come with me every move either it’s been to new apartments or new countries.
S: What are you reading right now? And can you recommend it?
Eleonor: I just finished Haruki Murakemi ”Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” and I highly recommend every books he’s written. I’m always reading his books cover to cover.
S: Do you have any good tips for a sustainable lifestyle?
Eleonor: Don’t fly and recycle, the first one I’m bad at because I miss my loved ones in Sweden.
S: Five things that make your Sunday?
- Not having an alarm clock set
- Going for a long walk
- Buying fresh herbs and planting them
- Baking bread
- Watching Game of Thrones, which I’m doing today!