Saturday, February 27, 2010

Alidra Alic Andre de la Porte...

Isn’t it beautiful?!
I have to say that I’m a big fan of Alidra´s beautiful jewellery art pieces.

posters from gallery HL…

I get information about a new gallery in South Korea from my friend and college Märta Mattsson… Check it out by yourself.
Looks interesting I think and I hope I will show my things there one day and I absolutely wish the gallery a long life with interesting shows, it’s brave to open a gallery these days I think…

I try... this occupied my mind right now…

Right now I’m searching for a feeling for my exhibition later this spring, I look for some kind of artificial nature feeling… I sketch a lot both by hand, in my mind and with the computers help. I have an idea, but it’s not there yet, I can touch it, but I can’t catch it.

This has noting to do with the object that I’m going to show, the jewellery pieces are more or less done…
This is the idea, the presentation I working on, to get the visitors in the right feeling of what I want to show and also for myself to explain in a understandable, interesting and good way what I am doing and why…

To show it here at the blog is also a way of communicate with my father who will be nice and help me with some technical solutions and “problems” with this, to build show cases or show frames…

Friday, February 26, 2010

I trying to catch a feeling…

I working with different photos, Photoshop and picas to try out what I’m looking for.
I’m not sure yet, I just searching for a feeling who I need to explain in a 2-D shape for my self.

I hate when this happens!

Now it’s like the ordinary Gothenburg that I know for many years now, it is a street mess,
I hate it and I never get use to it.
Last weekend it was -13 degrees outdoors, cold, clear and shiny weather, today almost one week later it’s +3 degree, you can figure it out, what’s happened with all the lovely white snow who isn’t so common here in the south of Sweden when the nature turn the heat up, yes, it gets a grey brown slush! You need rubber booths and you are slipping around at the streets, crossing you fingers that you don’t fall in this grey, brown mess of dirty snow and water…

a photo from my dad…

I love squirrels, they are little bite like a totem for me and I get happy when I see one…

Björn Skogberg...

I have post these paintings before, from last weekend. I have to add the paintings once again at my blog, with the word that this painting are growing every time I look at them in the computer, it’s easier to see all the dimensions in the paintings when I look at them at the computer, I feel that I totally missed that in the gallery.
I like and enjoy them more and more…

Elizabeth Yates...

Elizabeth Yates

Body related jewellery art…

Yong Joo Kim...

Yong Joo Kim, originally from Seoul, South Korea, is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design who makes jewelry out of textiles and other nontraditional materials.

Artist statement

Think of beans, straws, pins, nails, velcro, snaps, cable ties, and electric caps. These objects are not normally considered beautiful or valuable. I explore the value of such mundane objects, and discover their hidden beauty through a process of reconfiguration. I pay close attention to the objects and their system of organization in my environment. I bring in new ways of looking at these objects by creating relationships among them. My work introduces unconventional use of familiar artifacts into a world full of conventions.
By assembling, grouping, clustering, and piling, the small and simple elements become complex, and give rise to the unexpected. As the wearer approaches my work, the experience of perspective shifts and sudden realizations spark wonder, discovery, tension, joy and play. My investigation of creation, innovation, and transformation questions the definition of value, and provides a never-ending field for invention. My culture, social, environmental surroundings play a part in informing the work. Yong Joo Kim


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mareile Tinzmann...

Mareile Tinzmann

I like these jewellery a lot, I also want to learn to use silicon in my own jewellery, I think it could add something to my own design/ideas…


Elizabeth Yates...

Elizabeth Yates

I found rings at the amazing ring blog/site
I also found this a little bite scary, but also interesting, add fingers at fingers, great!
Play with the ideas of body and ornaments and jewellery…

Tore Svensson...

The work of silver smith Tore Svensson will be seen in two exhibitions in the Netherlands and Belgium within shortly. The first opens on Sunday: 4 pm at Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, where Tore will show new objects. Until 19.5.
14.3 is the next chance to meet Tore at an opening:
Galerie Pont & Plas in Gent, Belgium. The exhibition Kommen en juwelen/Bowls and jewellery is on until 6.6.


NO, it will never end…

This is not common in this part of Sweden. I can’t remember that I ever seeing ice drops hanging from the roofs as it do this year here in Gothenburg, and I have been living here for almost 24 years now.

If you look close to one of the images, you can see one of my neighbours getting enough of the snow and ice and taking the things in own hands…

Maria Nuutinen...

I found this commercial in a magazine and it gets me to think of Maria Nuutinens work that she has at Koru 3, 2009. Can you see the similarity?!

This objects/jewellery that Maria showed at Koru3 in Imatra was one of my favourite pieces;
I think it was really clever to show the Paris Hilton trend of using small bag dogs as accessories these days.

Maria Nuutinen
Look at Klmit02 and you can see a lot of interesting and amazing pieces.

Same same but different, sometimes we all are close to someone else’s ideas, personally I like the idea that we are doing more or less the same tings that others, then we are a wear of our time, we get more or less the same input, but we handle it in our own way, we take the parts from our time and use it as we think it’s necessary for us, personally.

Maria Nuutinen is absolutely one of my biggest idols in the jewellery art field, I think she is doing interesting pieces and I love her choose of material. The idea comes first and then the material (I think that at least… it looks that way when I look at her things.)

may be some thing who coming up later on…

Working process and my main tools…
I use a hand drill, a lighter, glass beads, nylon tread and a pair of scissors as my main tools.

from idea to a necklace… for me it makes sense…

This can be one of the ways I’m sketching up things, just to remind myself how I thinking…
From the idea to finish object, necklace…

Wiebke Meurer... a lovely piece of art...

Wiebke Meurer

Lin Cheung...

This lecture I look forward to hear. When I have been looking what Lin Cheung has done before I get really impressed and happy over all the interesting pieces and ways into a “problem” or may be a solution of it?!

I didn’t get so impressed about the exhibition at gallery Hnoss, but when I look at all the other things that this artist has done, wow!

I absolutely, absolutely love the necklace at the top of this post!

I think it’s brilliant and I want it!

Lin Cheung
- Jewellery and Objects -

open lecture in english
Thursday 4 March 16.00
Stora Hörsalen
HDK - School of Design and Crafts
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8 Göteborg

Lin Cheung
exhibition "Papaver Argentum" at hnoss 13-7 of March.

info exhibition :

info Lin Cheung:

Jewellery Art Department HDK
/Karin Johansson

The text and the two photo at the top are from:

Born- 1971 England

1995-97 Royal College of Art, London.
_______MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery.
1991-94 University of Brighton.
_______BA (Hons) Degree Wood ,Metal, Ceramics & Plastics.
_______First class honours in Metals & Ceramics.
1989-91 Southampton Institute of Higher Education.
_______BTEC National Diploma General Art & Design.

-Selected Awards-
1996 Winner of the 1996 Design Competition of the ヤFoundersユ AwardユMedal. Sponsored
____ by The National Trust in association with The Royal College of Art and The Royal Mint.
1997 The Renaissance Art Awards (Merit Prize)
____ Deloitte & Touche Award for Excellence.
____ The Worshipful Company of Goldsmithsユ Award for Jewellery.
1999 Crafts Council Setting Up Grant.
2001 The Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Jewellery.
-Selected Exhibitions-
1997 "Graduate Show" Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
____ "Artisan"The Edinburgh Festival of Contemporary Crafts.
____ Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Antwerp, Belgium.
1998 "Decorative Arts Today" Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London.
____ "Twisted Elegance" Autumn/Winter fashion show, The Royal College of Music, London.
____ Jewellery for fashion designer David Fielden.
____ "Mavericks" Jewellery for the brave. The Pearoom Gallery, Heckington.
____ Galerie Sofie Lachaert Group Show with Ute Eitzenhofer, Salima Thakker & Chistophe
____ Verot. Antwerp, Belgium.
1999 "Decade" RCA at Villa de Bondt New Jewels Gallery, Gent,Belgium.
2000 "Table de fin de siecle" Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Antwerp,Belgium. Table pieces.
____ "Talente 2000" Internationale Handwerksmesse Munchen.
____ "Sofa" Chicago, USA. Represented by the Crafts Council Gallery.
____ "Bishopsland Retrospective", The Jelly Legユd Chicken Arts Centre, Reading, Berkshire.
____ Jewellery & Silver.
2001 "A Sense of Occasion" National Touring Exhibition. Curated by Craftspace Touring in
____ association with mac.
____ "Poised" Crafts Council Gallery Shop Showcase.
____ 1/2 full 1/2 emptyユ, Solo. Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, Belgium.
____ Solo Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
____ "Material Immaterial" Group show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
2002 "Read between the lines" Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
____ Solo show. Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
2003 Treasure. Contemporary notions of sentimentality in Jewellery.
_____Joint exhibition with Laura Potter. The Pearoom, Lincolnshire.
____ Approaching Content.Crafts Council Gallery, London. Group show curated by Jonathan Parsons.
____ "la table d'ouvrage" Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Belgium.
____ Showcase at The Crafts Council Shop at The V&A Museum London.
____ Solo show. Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode Belgium.

The text below is from Klimt02 site.

The focus for my making is about communicating an observation from the ordinary and extraordinary life around us. It analyses our relationships with each other and our relationships with the meaningful objects we own and use in our daily lives. It also questions the subject of jewellery, teasing out our relationships with it: what we wear and why we wear it. The ‘unique value’ associated with jewellery, be it intrinsic, inherent, perceived or added to jewellery through the owning and wearing of it informs my recent work and is the basis for further research. From these lines of enquiry, I begin to shape ideas into wearable and usable pieces with renewed meaning.

‘Locked lockets’ is a series of pendants that aims to visualise the sentimental value of a piece of jewellery and the personal meanings placed onto it by the wearer that a viewer has no access to.

‘Secret’ 2005
Permanently sealed inside is a real secret. It can be heard when worn but never revealed.

‘Breath/e’ 2005
Erotic words appear on the cold metal surface of the pendant with a single breath at close proximity. An extract from ‘Lover’ by Paul Éluard (1895 – 1952)

‘Through and through’ 2005
Holds a cherished gold ring, all the way through the piece.

‘Golden years’ 2005
The golden years of a relationship, like a seam of gold formed between the earth’s layers, needs to be carefully excavated and preserved as reminder of times of great emotional wealth.

‘By heart’ 2005
Five visually identical pendants but each is of a different weight, prompting the viewer to choose the one that ultimately ‘feels’ right.

‘Hidden value’ 2006
Lockets are symbols of sentimental value, often containing a photograph or a lock of hair from a loved one. Whether a locket is full or empty, the perception of preciousness is in the concept of the locket itself: believing that it should contain something of value. Whether the lockets of this necklace are full or empty is of no consequence to the final meaning, either way, the value remains hidden.

‘Safe place’ 2006
Often the emotional value of a piece of jewellery can be determined by where it is placed when it is off the body. ‘Safe place’ is a moveable, temporary ‘home’ environment for a piece of jewellery to sit for a short period of time away from its owner. Especially useful for when both owner and jewellery find themselves in strange hotel rooms.

The last photo is from:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

what do you think?! Could this be a solution?!

Hi hi hi… I want to try this for the nearest months.
I have a lot to do, so two of me would be good for awhile…

I have played with the photos booth at the computer, sooooooo funny but also very interesting result.

a beautiful day outdoors…

A lovely bright snowy and very very cold day today -13 degrees, it was almost as in my old hometown Sundsvall, cold and lovely crispy snow under my feet’s.
The snow isolation the sound and it lights up the landscape even if the sun was shining too.