Monday, June 28, 2010

Inspiration: Lina Peterson

More jewellery inspiration... Lina Peterson is the reason why I'm doing a silversmith course. Just look at her amazing work... for me, "inspiring" is just not descriptive enough for the realm of fabulous possibilities that her work opens in my imagination. I've been thinking for a while now of how I can take the brooches I make with felt or utilising crochet and somehow make them more as I see them in my mind. These come very close...






You can see more of her incredible pieces on her website. There's also a fantastic interview on the British Craft Council site with Lina where she describes her design process.

9 comments:

ELK said...

abstract in every sense if the word..it thrills me to see the differing levels on each piece

feedthedog said...

these are extraordinary. can see why you're doing silversmithing.. it's the perfect marriage with your well-honed skills in detailed sewing, crochet etc. can't wait to see the offspring of your new and old skills.

Tania said...

Gulp! followed by speechlessness at Brooch 3.

gretchenmist said...

these are amazing ~ # 1 and 3 are similar to your aesthetic! how exciting to be doing a new course, can't wait to see what you make. wondering how you are going with your full house :)

handmade romance said...

oh wow. these are amazing i love them all. thanks for the intro! and they remind me of your work. how exciting a silversmith course - you will be unstoppable with this new skill!! enjoy x

blue moss said...

wow.wow.wow!!! i love the mix of materials!!!
....and i can't wait to see what you create
michelle

ArtMind said...

These are pieces of art - one by one! Love 'em - especially the pink one - although I'm not a pink girl, it's the random shape I'm attracted too!

Ingrid Mida said...

How unusual and how creative!!! It makes sense that you'd be inspired by these beautiful works of art! Hope you will show us what you made!

Cindy said...

Ooh, these are very you! Love them x