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Mark is a professional ceramics enthusiast from the US who has lived in Sweden for the last 20 years. Marks loves to create functional pieces and his main motivation is to see his students develop their skills and dare to experiment. Mark speaks English as well as Swedish.
Barbro has many creative projects going on in life, but her passion for ceramics is one of the few consisting ones. She started as a teacher in textile crafts but is now also a professional ceramicist after ten years of study and practice. She lives in a beautiful blue house in Flen, where she has her own studio and rose garden. The workshops that Barbro holds are among our most popular workshops at Skillbreak. In a small group, you get the opportunity to enter Barbro's calm studio and take part of an inspiring environment. She also loves to share her creative projects and is happy to, besides teaching, offer a generous meal of homemade food and fika.
Erika Petersdotter Keramik
Erika started dreaming about ceramics as a teenager, when she was given the opportunity to try working with clay in school. An experience that she describes as almost magical. Therefore, Erika applied to a school where she got the opportunity to work even more with ceramics and learn several techniques within the area. After graduation, she began an internship working for a full-time ceramicist. After a while, Erika started her own company that today sells ceramics in various forms to individuals, companies and restaurants.
Author and chef
Peter Streijffert is the grower, author & chef who loves to discover flavors and see how they best fit together. He is an environmental fighter from Umeå who uses his bicycle as his main transportation. Therefore, it can be quite challenging when it comes to transporting soil and plants, but thats not something that would stop him. Another way Peter shows his commitment to the environment, is that Peter grows most of his food at home, even though he lives in Stockholm. Since many would like to grow on their own, but don't have the knowledge on how, Peter has written a number of books on the subject and regularly gives lectures. Sharing his knowledge is something Peter loves to do! In addition to this, Peter is one of Skillbreak's most popular experts and has workshops in everything from wine tasting to the new composting trend Bokashi. Peter's relaxed, yet adventurous approach to life is something that many are inspired by; maybe that is one reason his workshops are appreciated by so many.
Artist and illustrator
Lisa is an artist and illustrator with her own studio on Folkungagatan in Stockholm. Drawing, painting and scupt - is what Lisa likes doing the most. When it comes to her own creations she mostly works with creating oil paintings. The inspiration for her paintings comes from both present and historical time periods and from both city and nature. We can often see women, animals and flowers in Lisa's work. In her own words, her goal with creating art pieces is to create paintings with as high quality as possible. She is also constantly looking for new, creative areas to apply the art to.
Naturens Hemligheter Since 2018, Naturens Hemligheter (Secrets of Nature) offer workshops in outdoor cooking and bushcraft. Our workshops are suited for individual and small groups as well as for companies and organizations who strive to make their members/employees grow through team building activities in practical workshops in the outdoors. Come with us and explore! Linus Palmqvist Linus is a wilderness chef with a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Preschool Education from the university of Stockholm. He has excellence in outdoor education and leadership from, among others, the university of Linköping, university of Umeå, Linnè university and Edinburgh Napier university. Linus has over 25 years of outdoor experience combined with a great passion for genuine outdoor-cooking with top quality produce. In recent years, in addition to wilderness events, he has been working with developing outdoor didactics and incorporating them with the preschool curriculum. Andreas Fjällman Andreas is a preschool teacher and elementary school teacher from Stockholm teacher college and university of Stockholm. He has been a scout since childhood and has over 20 years of experience in leading groups in outdoor activities. As well as being a devoted practitioner of outdoor activities he is a passionate outdoor-cook in constant search of new and interesting produce and flavor combinations. He and Linus participated in the 2019 Swedish championships in outdoor cooking. Joacim Norberg Joacim is a teacher in art and crafts from the university of Linköping, where he also studied outdoor-didactics. Joacim is skilled in woodwork and forging as well as in textiles and the preparation, coloring and use of wool. He has a genuine interest for using historical techniques and applying these in his work. Joacim is head of our classes in wood-carving.
Interior stylist and photographer
Susanna is a creative person full of ideas and has an eye for beautiful environments. With her profession as an interior stylist and photographer, she has done interior design coverage for most interior design magazines in Sweden. In addition, she has a great interest in DIY-projects, with a focus on concrete casting, renovated flea market finds, crochet and macramé. She is happy to share her passion for concrete casting in her popular fb group "Betong en gjuten hobby" with about 41 000 members. Right now Susanna is working on her 20th book together with colleague Sania Hedengren. Similar to her own interests, the focus of the books are DIY-projects and several of them have been translated and sold internationally. As many as 6 of her books are about concrete and in 2019 she published a book about macramé. Susanna holds workshops in concrete casting in her beautiful garden and workshops in the trendy craft of macramé.
Marine is the engineer from France who re-saddled into the world of ceramics. She uses her scientific background to her advantage in the creative process and during her workshops held in the studio on Kvarnholmen with a sea view. Her greatest passion lies in experimenting with new techniques and painting of the ceramics. Her specialty is bird jugs, which fill the shelves in the studio. In her work and workshops, she divides the process into clear steps to achieve the ultimate goal, which can be anything from a plate to a bird jug. The pedagogical approach is often appreciated by her participants.
Carina has been creating since childhood and loves to motivate other people to create and learn new techniques. She is a trained craft educator, has an art education and a training in graphic design. A few years ago, she took the step and opened up her own business so she could have the opportunity to create and meet people all day. Today she runs a paint shop and a studio with course activities under the name Glada ungmöns diversehandel. Carina's appreciated workshops at Skillbreak are aimed at anyone who either wants to make a change at home, are thinking of recycling/up-cycling or who want to try and learn new painting techniques. The creation itself must be what it becomes without being labelled as beautiful or ugly, Carina thinks.
Nabil Dorbane Holem is a Stockholm-based artist and graphic designer from Paris, France. Nabil started with graffiti in the early 90's. His background has had a major impact on the type of artist he is today. Being born in the southeastern suburbs of Paris and of North African descent has given him a strong interest in multiculturalism and differences between people. For Nabil, graffiti means the freedom to do what you want, without a classical schooling. Through workshops, he wants to share his passion for graffiti and make it more accessible to a Swedish audience. "Street art and graffiti have long been classified as vandalism and are often a misunderstood art form. For me, it is an art form that brings people together. With this workshop, I want to elevate street art and graffiti to the public spaces and make a work of art that works as good today as in the future ".
Mervi & Gunilla
Are you having problems understanding your dog or difficulties to calm it down? Our workshops offer a simple, natural and logical introduction to speak your dog's language. Mervi Kärki Mervi is a dog listener with an education in a technique called Amichien Bonding. She gives lectures in dog communication and has been doing home consultations for more than fifteen years. In addition to that she also holds courses and runs a successful store in Stockholm, Hundinspiration. Gunilla von Perner Gunilla specializes in conversational therapy. She both teaches and organizes exploratory conversations that inspire leadership with a focus on the company and the individual.
Yuko Ono is from a family of Japanese tea growers and she is a dedicated wholesaler and importer. She is also the first certified tea adviser in Norden and the only one in Sweden. In 2006 she started her company Yuko Ono Sthlm where you can buy Japanese teas and get a greater knowledge of tea and how it is used. She also arranges highly appreciated tea tastings, courses in tea brewing and corporate events. The tea that she uses is selected carefully and bought directly from small-scale family owned tea plantations in Japan. Every year she visits these plantations where she builds a relationship with the growers and gets training in tea. Through her workshops she shares the everyday life on the plantations and brings the Japanese tea culture to Norden.
Chef and nutritionist
Cecila Davidsson is the chef and nutritionist who, with a genuine passion for food and health, spreads knowledge and inspiration to cook healthy and nutritious food. She advocates for plant based food but she also makes space for animal proteins such as eggs and carefully selected cheeses. In 2006 she founded Curlyfood where she offers catering, cooking classes, and cleansing kits with a focus on raw food and macrobiotics. In addition to this she has been in charge of menus at multiple restaurants and has written the books “Yogamat”, “Hälsosam mat för en friskare mage” and “Juicer och smoothies”.
Lena Nyholm is currently an interior designer in the television program Husköp i blindo, and a recurring interior design expert in Nyhetsmorgon. She was a set designer in Så Mycket Bättre 2011-2018, and created the first two seasons of Benjamin's, and has many other television productions on her resume. Lena creates hotel rooms, offices, restaurants, private homes, furniture and wallpaper with a big wow factor. In August, she created the most talked about main exhibition at Formex. She has held courses and lectured on Conscious interior design and neurodesign for many years.
Mitt intresse är matsvampar och svampmatlagning. Arrangemanget anpassas efter deltagarna, men jag brukar oftast gå ut i skogen dagen innan och plocka en uppsättning demonstrationssvampar för att visa vad som finns just då och för att alla ska få känna på riktiga svampar vid genomgång av de vanligaste mat - och förväxlingssvamparna. Oftast har jag vandringar i skogarna i Haninge trakten, men kan delta även på andra ställen under förutsättning att vägvisare finns.