ABOUT THE COLLECTION FUNDAMENT

My home is an old wooden building constructed like most old wood houses in my area, in the log house technique. In older days the technique itself, were not appreciated as beautiful, and was hidden under layers of panel and tapestry if you could afford it. Now a day we appreciate the beauty in the construction and prefer to let the log houses and cottages stand without decoration or cover of any kind.

When you make jewelry, there is this many steps in the process that, by itself, is so beautiful in its own way, but never revealed to the user. When working as a jewelry designer it is very common that you focus on some kind of decor, or shape that you want to visualize in the best way possible. The structure of the jewelry is just there as something to achieve and highlight this, usually not given any attention, although it is crucial to the overall design. So as when you strip buildings of its panels, tapestry and cover, and find the raw beauty of its construction. I wanted with this collection to show the beauty in the raw and functional constructions in a piece of jewelry.

Fundament therefore became a minimalistic unisex collection based on the simple shapes that reveals itself in early stages of any jewelry. The focus on the materials beauty and characteristics, stripped of its decor and dominant shapes, makes it easy to use as an everyday piece of jewelry.

The shapes are made using the same forging techniques as in handmade nails and other raw hand forged items throughout history.

The collection is available in bright silver and oxidized silver, gold is made on special orders.

THE PLACE WHERE I AM FROM

The place where I am from.

It is a small and remote part of Norway. Mountainous and scarcely inhabited due to its inhospitable landscape.

This is my wilderness, and where I draw my inspiration.

The wild and raw beauty of this land, where some of our country’s most artistic minds have drawn their inspiration before me. It is a place where folklore and old traditions can still be felt.

Its history, and its nature, constantly surrounding me. This is my driving force, and the essence of my jewellery collections.

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REVERBERATION

What inspires me?
I often get that question.
Everything, is my answer.

I sometimes feel like a sponge, that absorbs inspiration from everything that comes my way.

But what really leaves a mark, is the things that evokes a memory in me. It is about recognising something. It could be a line in a wallpaper, that reminds me of the woods I used to play in as a child. Or if I see bird designs, I can hear my grandmother singing the old Norwegian song about the little bird who sings so beautifully.

When I think about networks across cultures and religions, I can see the geometrical patterns of the Norwegian wood carvings that were etched into the walls of century old houses. And we have a lot of those where I come from. What amazes me is that you can find almost identical patterns from cultures and countries around the world.

Whenever I return home from my travels, I see its forms and colours with fresh eyes.

When I see Aliona Pazdiakova’s picture “Wiking roots” in Vouge, I see ‘Tusten’ from Tarjei Vesaas’ book ‘The Birds’. This book is a mandatory read when you are from his hometown of Vinje. The story tells the tale of a mentally disabled man who struggles to fit in. In the end he gives up, takes his boat out on the lake, and turns to the elements to discover the answers.

My father ones published a record called ‘Atterklang’ (reverberation), and I like this word. It is a good word to describe inspiration. What inspires me is what in some way reverberate something that has already left a mark with me, and together it creates a new expression – my expression.

 

 

 

 

Om oss

Linn Sigrid Bratland kombinere gamle håndverksteknikker med en helt særegen bruk av emalje.

På verkstedet er det i dag to stykk som jobbar sammen med alt fra produksjonen til administrering. Det er Linn Sigrid Bratland som er grunnleggar, designer og sølvsmed med god hjelp fra Stian som er en dyktig håndverker full av praktiske løsninger.

Sammen utgjør de det som er Linn Sigrid Bratland sitt verksted i dag.

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