Cultural Programme

#mindpower: Rainis and Aspazija end their video journey in Romania

With the end of the first Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the half-year-long trip through Europe of the #mindpower short film project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Latvian poets Rainis...

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Whistlers

I spent my childhood next to a lake in Kurzeme - a place rich in blue clay. My sister and I moulded everything we wanted from it. Then, we dried our creations, painted them with watercolours and coated them with glue for a glossy finish. To this day, I create little birds with love to make their songs more beautiful!

I create each and every svilpaunieks using the oldest ceramics technique from the Neolithic Era – hand-building. Now you know that every bird for each guest of our Presidency will be special and unique.

I dedicated this svilpaunieks to my little daughter Anna. I feel inspired by ducks as they symbolise freedom. They can swim the waters, walk the earth and fly high up in the sky. I wish everyone to let the positive thoughts from the duckling bring back the joyful memories of the mischievous world of our childhood.

I create things that are practical and unpractical from different ceramic materials. Svilpaunieks belongs to practical ones, of course, as it can sing and make people smile. I wish everyone to have each day full of happiness and new experiences!

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