Finnish-Icelandic jewelry exhibition Water and Earth opens in Hanasaari Cultural Centre in World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 today, and we wanted to take the chance to show you some works by each of the partaking Icelandic designers.

Hildur Ýr Jónsdóttir studied jewellery design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In her work, Jónsdóttir uses porcelain and recycled wood, iron, and rubber, which she gathers from her surroundings during long walks. Even if nature doesn’t always serve as a conscious source of inspiration, her works often end up reminiscent of nature.

I come from a volcanic island of untouched beauty. Nature starts in my back yard, and it has a significant effect on my work, imbuing it with energy and providing inspiration.

Jónsdóttir’s works spring from the life around her and from curiosity, which she consciously applies in her process, striving to surprise herself: when she begins a new work, she doesn’t necessarily know what the end result will be.

Stay tuned – more Icelandic jewelry design coming up soon!


For more information on the exhibition, log on to the Hanaholmen website.

Images Courtesy of Hildur Yr Jónsdóttir