Friday, June 15, 2012
Yesterday I paid a visit to Douglas Blair's and Roddy Sheridan's newly opened jewellery shop in Glasgow's West End. Those of you who follow LOD's blog may remember that Douglas came over to Sweden to do a workshop with us in 2010, which was a great success.
Time does fly and now he has started his own shop with Roddy Sheridan in the hip end of Glasgow's West End. Douglas and Roddy have combined their talents in design, craftmanship and diamonds to launch a cutting edge design business with bespoke designs and unique creations. Basically lots of jewellery that one would love to have.
There are no interior shots as I think that you should go and experience that in person. Check out some of their designs at http://www.blairandsheridan.co.uk/. Watch this space!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Klara posted pictures of these armbands on LOD's homepage as June is officially my last month as a member of LOD Metallformgivning. http://www.lod.nu/Nyheter.htm. It was a truly unique six years being there designing, creating and working alongside my talented collegues. I will miss our technical discussions, our creative debates and generally just working there in the workshops together. I will take a lot of wonderful memories with me.
These armbands are handsawn in silver before being goldplated with a matt finish.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This is a project that I have been working on with Viktor. At the moment we have one prototype and the current plan is to construct the forest this summer. Well a little forest at least and lighter in colour.
The concept is this. Wall mounted candleholders that can be extended and retracted to suit the mood of the evening. Each unit is fully flexible and is in essence a 'branch' holding a candle. The arms can be rotated from a primary axis to be positioned exactly as one wishes. The unit can be packed down to minimise space and be discreet when not in use.
I wanted to create an ' interior forest' contructed from the arms of the candleholders and the cast shadows that they create. A flexible forest, adaptable, fully retractable and graphically sculptural. This was a fictive poster that I created to illustrate the concept, so none of the 'links' work in real life.
Actual photographs will follow once I've found the location to base the photoshoot on, and once we have built the forest.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Just now I'm taking part in a group exhibition with five other jewllery artists at Galley Ztrand in Halmstad. It's been a really rewarding experience to work alongside artists with a different background, and the resulting exhibition is quite beautiful. Clean, crisp, and full of intircate little metal sculptural objects.
I've had the pleasure to exhibit alongside: Paula Hagerskans, Therese Stalwin, Gertrud Heinerud (Happy Jewellery Of Sweden), Helle Rasmussen-Theliander and Åsa Halldin. You can check out some of their designs in my links section.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Tomorrow is officially the first day back to work after the festive season, even if quite a few people have been working through the break. It's practical simple jewellery that is the key for everyday use. Tiny studs that can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion, and a simple yet unique handsawn necklace that works with many different outfits. Simplicity in silver.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Something I love with the dark nights is candlelight and the shadows and patterns that candles create. This is the smallest in a small series of bronze and silver candle holders with small stylised butterflies.
The cast light from the flame highlights the white wings and creates shadows in a subtle gentle way. Ideally this candleholder should be placed in a dark corner where the minimalistic light from the candle gets to realise its full potential.
Photograph: Christian Habetzeder
Thursday, January 5, 2012
With this design I'd originally intended to do a 'sketch' that was semi-realistic. As I started drawing it transpired that actually the emotion and meaning behind the piece were dictating the style. The resulting design is spindly and ghost-like with the form dissapearing into the air at the extremities. A fire bird, with vitality in the centre, that has been lost to the wind.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
January is the time for planning and bringing fresh ideas to the table. I bought a new diary and calendar for 2012 today and took my time picking the ones that felt just right. There are a lot of projects in the pipeline for 2012 but in order to start this year's blog in a pretty way with inspirational photographs, I thought I'd share the images of a ring that I made last year.
This is a one off ring that has been designed to work in conjunction with an existing ring. There won't ever be another one quite like it. Like the other rings in the Kvist series, the diamonds spread out along the lines of the pattern like water, giving a bright glimmer to just parts of the design. The ring itself was left matt, allowing the true colour of the white gold to compliment the natural colour and shine of the coffee diamonds.