Wednesday, 28 October 2009
There is a residency here, Fiskars Village. Take a look. Very nice indeed. A quality project from makers of quality tools. We used to sell Fiskars stuff in Thompsons. So it seems when the original ironworks where all the tools were made died away, it was derelict for a while. And then...
"The beautiful surroundings and vacant premises lured a number of craftsmen, designers and artists to the village. By 1993, more than 20 professionals in the fields of crafts, design and arts had moved there, and gradually the idea of a group exhibition grew within the community."
Now this would make a good trip for us in the Bongo! Seriously though, it's somehow a great example of what we are celebrating, isn't it. And also a wonderfully positive example of how these things can be reignited, or given another type of life, another reason, another feasible incarnation.