Linn Sigrid Bratland is a Norwegian silversmith from the highlands of Telemark.
Her background in folk-art and folklore is fundamental to her designs, as she freely interprets these traditional forms, materials, themes and techniques.
Natural forms are also a recurring theme, often stylized and simplified, in silver and enamel.
“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 the driving force behind my jewellery pieces, and it is what makes me love this place. “
- Bachelor of folk art and metal work
- Masters of traditional art and metal work at ‘Høgskulen i Sørøst-Norge’
- Bachelor of folklore studies at the University of Oslo
- Workshop apprentice with craft artist Lise Schønberg
- A course with the american jeweller Lori Talcott
Linn Sigrid Bratlands workshop is located between high mountains in the former premises of Edland industry.
The mountain village of Edland/Haukeli, is the last before the mountain passes of Haukelifjell. Haukelifjell separates east from west in the southern part of Norway.
FREELY TRANSLATED FROM TARJEI VESAAS
are you and I.
and easily lost.