Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Karin Johansson with Three of Her Students at Massana School

Karin Johansson and Ramon Puig Cuyàs


Last April 18th Karin Johansson, jeweler and teather at  HDK School of Design and Crafts of the University of Gothenburg, presented her department program at the Massana School showing examples of her personal work. Joining her were students Anna-Karin Haag, Charlotte Maslov and Elin Flognman who presented their jewelry as well.


El passat dia 28 d’abril la Karin Johansson, joiera i professora a l’HDK School of Design and Crafts de la Universitat de Gothenburg, va presentar el programa del seu departament a l’Escola Massana i va ensenyar exemples del seu treball personal. L’acompanyaven les seves alumnes Anna-Karin Haag, Charlotte Maslov i Elin Flognman que van també presentar els seus treballs de joieria.







Tore Svensson, artist, earlier teaching at HDK.


It was a really interesting meeting.  While showing images of the school Karin told us that her departement has only 22 students who investigate with all kinds of techniques (enamel, electroforming, etching, etcetera) for their projects. They organize workshops with other jewelers (Karin Seufert and Gemma Draper among others), lectures (Marc Monzó conducted one of them)  and exchanges with other schools. They also visit artists at their studios including, for example, Lucy Sarneel at her studio in Amsterdam and Benjamin Lignel in Paris.


Va ser una trobada realment interessant. Mentre ens mostrava imatges de l’escola la Karin ens explicà que el seu departament té sols 22 alumnes els quals pels seus projectes investiguen amb tota mena de tècniques (esmalts, electroforming, gravat, etcètera). D’altra banda organitzen tallers amb altres joiers (Karin Seufert i Gemma Draper entre d’altres), conferències (en Marc Monzó en va fer una) i intercanvis amb altres escoles. També fan visites a artistes als seus estudis, per exemple a la Lucy Sarneel al seu estudi d’Amsterdam i al Benjamin Lignel a Paris.





Karin Johansson finished her conference presenting her exquisite work that was recently seen at Klimt02 Gallery in Barcelona from her  “New Places – Abstractions of a City” exhibition. Her necklaces are inspired by pictures of the sky framed by buildings.


La Karin Johansson va acabar la seva conferència presentant el seu esquisit treball que vam poder veure recentment a la Klimt02 Gallery de Barcelona en l’exposició titulada “New Places – Abstractions of a City”. Pels seus collarets s’inspira en les imatges del cel enmarcat per edificis.





Works by student Anna-Karin Haag from her project based on architecture.

Treballs de l’estudiant Anna-Karin Haag del seu projecte basat en l’arquitectura.




Student Charlotte Maslov expresses her feelings through her jewels.

L’estudiant Charlotte Maslov expressa els seus sentiments a través de les seves joies.





Images from jewels of the project by student Elin Flognman made with metal and connected with music.

Imatges de peces del projecte de l’estudiant Elin Flognman fetes amb metall i conectades amb la música.



Thank you very much Karin, Ann-Karin, Charlotte and Elin for sharing your time and information with us.

Moltes gràcies Karin, Ann-Karin, Charlotte and Elin per compartir el vostre temps i informació amb nosaltres.




2 Responses to “Karin Johansson with Three of Her Students at Massana School”

  1. paula says:

    Hi dear Montserrat.

    Nice to see that Sweden goes Spain!
    (I know that they have been there some times before…)

    Nice to see that Karin talk and show images from my old school HDK, a great place to have ending my education as a jewellery artist at… I hope you had a great time with Karin and the others. It’s always nice to get inspired by others I think.

    Take care and enjoy life and keep up the good work!

    With love and thoughts, kramkram Paula.

  2. Montserrat Lacomba says:

    Hi Paula,
    Thanks for your comment! It was really interesting and I hope one day I visit the school in person.
    Kramkram, Montserrat

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