Lina Peterson

The jewellery I make is the result of a playful approach to materials, colour and form backed up by research and drawing.  I work with a wide range of materials ranging from textiles, plastics and cardboard to precious metals. I often combine several materials in one piece, as I am interested in how materials can be combined and how the visual qualities of a material can change when positioned next to a different material.

The techniques I use are often traditional, such as woodcarving and embroidery, but it is important to me to try and achieve a distinctive, almost naive, expression when working with these techniques.

Drawing most of my work together is the use of colour.  I really enjoy working with colour and depending on the project I work both very deliberately as well as more intuitively.

Born  Gothenburg, Sweden 1979

 MA  Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art, London
2001-04  BA(Hons) Three Dimensional Crafts, University of Brighton  (First Class Honours)
2000-01  Foundation Course in Art and Design, London Guildhall University  (Distinction)

Selected Exhibitions

2014 Schmuck 2014, Munich
‘From the Coolest Corner’, Estonia and Sweden
2013 ‘Jewellery – new acquisitions to the collections’, Design Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
Group show, Kobe, Japan
‘Suspended in Pink’, Gabi Green Studio, Munich, Heidi Lowe Gallery, USA
‘From the Coolest Corner’, Design Museum, Oslo, Norway, Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
‘Making Moves’, various venues, UK
2012 ‘Beautiful Objects’, The Aram Gallery, London
‘When I Woke’, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales
‘FlourishRing’, Kath Libbert Jewellery, Saltaire
Crafts Showcase, Crafts Council & UKTI Exhibition, Lancaster House, London
‘Target the Heart’, Electrum Gallery, London
‘International Jewellery - based on readymades’, Telemark Kunstnersentre, Norway
‘Focus Showcase’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
‘WOOD’, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco
‘Blooming Art’, Sterling Gallery, Budapest

2011 ‘Imagined Objects of Desire’, solo show,  the Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
‘THE RING - jewel forever,’  Galleri Hnoss, Sweden and the Estonian Museum of Applied Arts
‘Matters of Life and Death’ Kathe Libbert Jewelery Gallery, Saltaire
‘SODAmore Yaz 2011’, SODA, Istanbul, Turkey
‘A Summer Selection’, Electrum Gallery, London
‘Alchemists’, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
‘Jerwood Contemporary Makers’, touring exhibition
‘Collect’, (with Electrum Gallery), Satchi Gallery, London
‘Ornament’, Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland
2010  ‘Collect’, (with Electrum Gallery), Satchi Gallery, London
Solo exhibition,‘Matter 3’, Dovecot, Edinburg
‘Jerwood Contemporary Makers’, touring exhibition
‘Imagined Objects of Desire’, solo show, University of Nottingham
‘Winter Brooches’, Studio 2017, Sydney, Australia
‘Portage: textiles, extremes of scale’, Shetland
2009  ‘Exploring Colour’, online exhibition, Crafts Council Website
‘Bright Light’, Kath Libbert Jewellery, Saltaire
‘In Their Own Words’,  Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
‘Collect’, The Saatchi Gallery, London
‘Stroud International Textile Festival’, Stroud 
2008  ‘SCHMUCK 2008’, Munich and Birmingham
‘Masters and Proteges’, Osaka, Tokyo, Birmingham
‘The New Organics’, Electrum Gallery, London
‘Jewellery in Transition’, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
‘Origin’, London
Solo exhibition, Galleri Hnoss, Gothenburg, Sweden
2007  ‘500 Earrings’, Velvet Da Vinci, USA
‘Collect’, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
‘6 Emerging Talents’, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
‘ALCHEMY: contemporary jewellery from Britain’, British Council exhibition touring the Middle East

Notable Achievements
Artist in Residence for ‘Making Moves’, Craftspace
2011 Cove Park, Craft Residency
Collaborative project with Ports 1961

2010  Jerwood Contemporary Makers Award
Winner, museumaker commission for the University of Nottingham Museum of Archaeology
2009  Commission and purchase of three brooches and one necklace, Crafts Council Collection
Purchase of one brooch, Crafts Council Handling Collection
Collaborative project with Ports 1961
2008  Co-curator, ‘Scandinavian Jewellery’, Electrum Gallery, London
Runner up, Crafts Council Patrons’ Best Newcomer Award, Origin, London
2007  Crafts Council Development Award Winner
2006  Short listed for The Deutschebank Award
2004  Winner, New Designer Association of Contemporary Jewellery Award, New Designers, London

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