10th Feb - 4th May 2008
'Something Old Something New'
The 7th Annual Alternative Wedding and Valentine Show

'Branch' -ring in 18ct yellow gold with diamonds by Mikala Djorup.


 

 


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Mikala Djorup

I did a traditional 4-year apprenticeship as a jeweller in Copenhagen, learning all the techniques and tricks of the trade. This background gives me a solid starting point to work and experiment from.

I am fascinated by repetition and movement. Many hundred elements that look the same, but examined closer all are individual and different. The making of the elements by hand ensures this diversity. The repetition creates surfaces full of life, they change and move with their wearer, and in some cases surprises and creates the joy of the unexpected.

I work mainly with gold and silver..
I experiment with other materials, but seem to return to the metals. I make the silver matt, white or scratched, almost as if it is not finished and still have the roughness of work in progress. When worn these surfaces will change and become shiny and darker, and the wearer will have put hers or his mark on the piece.

Colour comes from small stones. I want the stones to be little comments to the forms and not take over the metal.

Biographical Details

Artists featured in 'Something Old, Something New' are: Natalie Jane Harris; Alexis Dove; Mirri Damer; Malcolm Morris; Zoe Newsome; Jacks Design; Beccy Gillatt; Angela Fung; Yoriko Mitsuhashi; Sarah Collins; Laura Marsden; Stephanie Moog; Min-Ji Cho; Victoria Kershaw; Hidemi Asano; Mikala Djorup; Tanja Ufer; James Newman; Ruth Tomlinson; Tina Engell; Catherine Mannheim; Sarah Lawrence; Diana Porter.