Årets Bedste Unika

Årets Bedste Unika


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Jeg har i år deltaget på Kunsthåndværkermarkedet på Frue plads og i forbindelse med åbningen af markedet torsdag den 13. august. blev markedets pris ‘Håndfuglen’ uddelt. I kategorien bedste nye unika modtog jeg prisen for min brosche i sterling sølv.
Årets Jury for håndfuglen 2015 var designer Nikolaj Steenfatt, Museumsdirektør Sidsel Maria Søndergaard fra Øregaard Museum og Keramiker Steen Ipsen og de var alle begejstrede for mit arbejde.

Broschen er lavet i sterling sølv og tager udgangspunkt i den lille fatning der skal til for at holde en sten på plads i et smykke, således at stenen præsenteres bedst muligt. Fatningerne er gentaget i korallignende strukturer der giver smykket et blødt, organisk og levende præg og distancerer det fra den meget stringente struktur som traditionelt præger juvellérarbejde. Ved et kig på tidligere tiders kronjuveler der ligger i alverdens skatkamre ribbet for sten, fik jeg øje på skønheden i det virvar af metal der ligger gemt bag de dyrebare sten og så dyrkede jeg det til fulde. Broschen er en del af en større serie af smykker med samme udgangspunkt.

Foto: Camilla Hey


Kisses of silver

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Kisses of silver

A few years ago i made this little silver box for an exhibition on Bornholm (one of my favorite places in the world). The title of the exhibition was ‘Lækkerier’ (‘Sweeties’) and I found it intriguing to work with the delicious shape of a meringue; making a box that would protect your meringue, should you bring it with you in your pack lunch.

¨The shape is a complex juxtaposition of curves that comes naturally when extruding the egg/sugar-fluff with a piping bag. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to use that technique when baking a fine silver meringue; but, with the help of a press tool I made up for the purpose and a lot of hammering and fitting, I succeeded. The result being a very beautyfull yet rather expensive piece of silver, as it took quite some time to make.

One of my aims when joining the Royal College of Art was to look into methods of production which would make batch production more accessible in smaller companies such as my own. I still find it intriguing to find ways of producing more of the same without loosing exclusivity and finish. (I might have inherited my fathers ‘this-could-be-made-easier’-gene; more on that subject some other time)

Back to the Kiss; in Danish we call this meringue a ‘kiss-cake’.
I was overwhelmed with the attention this little piece of silver got and it spurred me on to work on a less expensive version, that would make it possible for more people to bring their meringue unharmed to work every day, or simply add some more beauty to our world.


Snowdrops

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Snowdrops

Beauty, simplicity and the flora of the Nordic countries is the starting point of my new series of jewelry. Little elegant buds in polished or oxidized silver to remind us that even though the winter is long, cold and dark, it is filled with bright moments and spring WILL return once again.

All pieces are produced by hand at the workshop in Copenhagen; some in series and some in one-offs. Stop by the shop to see some more models.

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