20th July - 30th Sept 2007
'Wood You?'
Exciting new showcase of thirteen internationally
renowned jewellery artists working in wood.



Ring in beech and silver, stained
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Mette Jensen

My designs use 3-d forms in sculptural pieces that can be worn, but also has an existence on their own. The aim is to make viewers wonder, smile, dream or see new possibilities. When I make jewellery I work with a mixture of precious and non precious materials; exploring and using the special characteristics each material holds. The inspiration in some cases being the material itself or the way it is normally used, in others coming from sculptures, architecture, mathematics or other areas where interesting forms ask to be translated into jewellery.In my main collection the materials used are wood and silver; both materials are bent to achieve the wanted forms inspired by furniture and ships. The flexibility and lightness of the wood makes it possible to create rather large pieces as well as unusual fittings and forms that challenge the imagination. To challenge the imagination is also a goal when I work on designs on its own. Often this is followed by a wish to develop simplicity in the designs, as the combination makes the most fascinating jewellery.
Biographical details

Artists taking part in 'Wood You?' are: Stephanie Jendis, Germany; Mette Jensen, Denmark; Marianne Schliwinski, Germany; Katy Hackney, UK; Ulrich Reithofer, Austria; Julia Harrison, USA; Yu-Chun Chen, Taiwan; Ramon Puig Cuyas, Spain; Grace Girvan, UK; Terhi Tolvanen, Finland; Beppe Kessler, Holland; Marie Uhlirova, Czech Republic; Marielle Ledoux, Uruguay.