Wearing a Sense of Place

Sixteen jewellers from Northern Europe were asked to create jewellery inspired by places for an intriguing exhibition currently on at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Box of inspirations collected by Jenny Klemming
Box of inspirations collected by Jenny Klemming

The jewellers from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Scotland were asked to create a piece of jewellery inspired by a place they love. They also had to fill a box with objects and materials reflecting their chosen place.

These boxes were then redistributed anonymously and at random amongst the jewellers, who each created a second piece inspired by the box.

Necklace by Caroline Holt in response to box by Jenny Klemming
Necklace by Caroline Holt in response to box by Jenny Klemming

A necklace of delicate concrete houses by Edinburgh jeweller Caroline Holt was inspired by a box by Swedish artist Jenny Klemming, which tells the story of a storm which swept away a village in 1872.

The exhibition was initiated by Scottish jeweller Beth Legg, who is one of the sixteen exhibitors.

See: A Sense of Place, New Jewellery from Northern Lands
Grand Gallery, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Until 16 September 2012
Open daily 10am – 5pm. Free.

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