I am located in Gothenburg, on the west coast of Sweden, where you can find my studio in a 19th century industrial area with old brick buildings, close to the river that runs through the city. This has been my working space since I left HDK (Academy of Design and Crafts – Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk) in Gothenburg with an MFA in jewelry making in 1997.
My work consists of producing my own designs, and taking orders for customized jewelry. Sometimes I take part in different exhibitions as well. Everything, from the first sketches and essays up to the finished piece, is carefully produced by hand by me.
The material I use is sterling silver, and sometimes in addition pearls, glass, gold, gemstones and different found materials. The silver is beautiful and is nice and soft to work with, but the surface is sensitive and is always a challenge.
To produce jewelry is painstaking work and a single piece may take hours and even days to complete. A great deal of patience as well as grid and capacity for solving problems are needed. But it is worth all the struggle when the piece at last is finished and ready to be picked up by the client, and she becomes even more happy with the outcome than expected.