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Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou - Silversmith

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Published: 14.06.2013
Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou - Silversmith.
Sanna Svedestedt
Cilla Robach
Editor:
Frida Brismar Pålsson
Edited by:
Arvinius Förlag
Edited at:
Stockholm
Technical data:
115 pages, hard cover,colour images, text in Sweedish with English summary, 26 x 24.5 cm
ISBN / ISSN:
978-91-85689-70-5
Order: 
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Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou. Ring: Untitled, 1963. 18k white gold, diamonds. Kerstin, Öhlin LejonklouRing: 196318k white gold, diamondsFrom the collections of Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou
Ring: Untitled, 1963
18k white gold, diamonds


Kerstin, Öhlin Lejonklou
Ring: 1963
18k white gold, diamonds
From the collections of Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
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Intro
During fifty years as an artist and silversmith Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou has created jewellery that has a sharpness and refined simplicity.
“When I look back I realize that metal has always felt right for me. I was captured by the hard material that reluctantly allows you to shape it. I was in control.”

In 1956 Kerstin began her silversmith studies at The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden, Konstfack. After half a century in the jewellery field this book offers an extensive overview of the artistic work by Öhlin Lejonklou. From the influences of her father, who loved to build miniature locomotives, to moving from Stockholm and setting up a small workshop in the northern part of Sweden to find her own path, the reader is invited on a personal journey through the meticulous story of a renowned jewellery artist.

Looking back over fifty years of work has been an emotional search – in some way the same process as creating jewellery. Kerstin describes herself as a perfectionist with high standards. The search for flaws has been her way of finding the right path.

"My quest has always been to find the genially simple. Form and proportions becomes a rebus, a constant search for me. Sometimes you need to balance the boundary between beautiful and ugly, because that’s where it gets really exciting."
 
Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou. Ring: Untitled, 1974. 18k gold, ruby. Kerstin, Öhlin LejonklouRing: 197418k gold, ruby. Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou
Ring: Untitled, 1974
18k gold, ruby


Kerstin, Öhlin Lejonklou
Ring: 1974
18k gold, ruby

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Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou. Brooch: Untitled, 1998. Blackened silver, brass, diamond. 7.5x4.3 cm. Kerstin, Öhlin LejonklouBrooch: 1998Blackened silver, brass, diamond7.5x4.3 cm. Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou
Brooch: Untitled, 1998
Blackened silver, brass, diamond
7.5x4.3 cm


Kerstin, Öhlin Lejonklou
Brooch: 1998
Blackened silver, brass, diamond
7.5x4.3 cm

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Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou. Brooch: Untitled, 2000. Guld, oxiderat silver, gula briljanter. 9.3x7.1 cm. Kerstin, Öhlin LejonklouBrooch: 2000Guld, oxiderat silver, gula briljanter9.3x7.1 cm. Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou
Brooch: Untitled, 2000
Guld, oxiderat silver, gula briljanter
9.3x7.1 cm


Kerstin, Öhlin Lejonklou
Brooch: 2000
Guld, oxiderat silver, gula briljanter
9.3x7.1 cm

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Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou. Brooch: Untitled, 1998. Blackened silver, 18k gold, manometer. 11.5x10 cm. Kerstin, Öhlin LejonklouBrooch: 1998Blackened silver, 18k gold, manometer11.5x10 cm. Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou
Brooch: Untitled, 1998
Blackened silver, 18k gold, manometer
11.5x10 cm


Kerstin, Öhlin Lejonklou
Brooch: 1998
Blackened silver, 18k gold, manometer
11.5x10 cm

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