My work is mainly contemporary jewellery but also sculpture.
What craft do you work with?
My work is mainly contemporary jewellery but also sculpture. In 2001 I graduated with a Masters Degree in metalwork and jewellery from Oslo national academy of the arts, Norway. I have been working in my own workshop, mainly with exhibitions and pieces for commission along with teaching arts and craft, since I graduated.
What inspires you to work with this craft?
The maritime scene creates a frame around a lot of my work. My passion for the sea; form, colors and functionality related to this element inspires me. I work with various techniques and materials both silver, steel, gold, aluminium, wood and sometimes textiles – but metall is my main material. Materials are chosen based on the ideas, expression and functionality. Enameling is a technique I often bring into my work along with traditional goldsmithing. The possibilities I find in various metals as material, are unique concerning techniques to create surfaces, color, form and constructions.
How do you start your creative process?
I want to convey a message, tell a story, explore materials and form
Explores materials, techniques and form suitable to convey my story
Try out materials, techniques and form to explore possibilities
Make decisions on what to explore further (difficult part)
Try out variations and decide what qualities are worth bringing further (enjoyable part)
Produce variations based om experience from the process
How would you best describe your workspace and what tools could you not do without?
My workspace includes a goldsmith bench including all my tools, a drawing table and various equipment such as a kiln for enameling, polishing machine, drilling machine with more.
Are there new techniques you would like to try?
I would like to explore how to combine traditional craft with digital equipment such as CNC-machines for wood.
What have you learnt that you would like to share with fellow crafters?
Through my work I have learnt, among others things, that it is important to have enough time to wonder and explore, at the same time as decisions must be done in time, during the process.
What other types of craft do you dream of collaborating with?
A collaboration with other types of craft in materials like wood or glass could add new dimensions to my work.
What professional dream do you have?
To bring my work further, I would like to work with art in the physical public domain.
Other Craft Practitioners
Signe Fink Nørgaard
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I work in Glass and Ceramics, often combining the materials in a hot state during kiln firing or glassblowing.
I work with clay and ceramics.
I do woodworking, knitting, analogue photography and ceramics.
I make art in mainly wood, within the techniques woodcarving and woodturning.
Hilde A. Danielsen
I develop art and crafts skills in clay, bricks and wood elements
I work with clay and i make unique ceramic art objects and small series.
I am a jewellery artist-designer.
The material glass is for me a constant search and a huge field of research to focus on.