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Helga Ósk & Erling Jóhannesson

Helga Ósk & Erling Jóhannesson Goldsmith
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Icelandic, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+354 8916338
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The music of jewellery making

  • • Erling and Helga have separate styles but a shared vision
  • • They combine technical skills with imagination
  • • Narrative is hugely significant to them

Erling Jóhannesson and Helga Ósk have their studio and gallery in a beautiful old fishermen’s house in Reykjavik. Open and light, it is a space for creativity and connection which feeds their creative practice. These two goldsmiths collectively have 62 years of experience and training in their craft. Working opposite each other they share ideas and solutions. Helga’s jewellery is defined by her distinctive traditional wire technique, which she gives a contemporary twist. Erling works with fictitious forms to create pieces with an alluring energy. Though their work is distinctively different in style, their partnership is rooted in a shared attitude towards their craft and philosophy about creativity.

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Works

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Brooch

This elegant floral-shaped piece of jewellry was handcrafted in oxidised silver.

Helga Ósk & Erling Jóhannesson Goldsmith
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Hálsmen

This oxidised silver necklace is part of a series of jewellery designed in a minimalist way.

Length 60 cm
Length 2 cm
Length 1.5 cm

Helga Ósk & Erling Jóhannesson Goldsmith
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Hálsmen

This silver wire ball pendant was handcrafted with fabric following an age-old jewellery making technique, meaning it beautifully combines tradition and modernity.

Helga Ósk & Erling Jóhannesson Goldsmith

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