Helga Mogensen: Roundwood pendant


Helga Mogensen

Round wood pendant

Icelandic driftwood and red silk thread

17cm long (60cm including red silk)

1 in stock


Helga Mogensen: Roundwood pendant is very characteristic of the artist’s striking style. She has shaped this jewel from white driftwood, decorated with long trails of bright silk thread. The thread is more than decoration but also carries symbolism. Mogensen considers the thread to create a link, to represent a human connection. Almost geometric, the Roundwood pendant has a well-defined character and is easy to wear with almost anything. It is the perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication.

Helga loves the freedom to be creative with minimal resources. She has been working with a variety of materials such as silver, steel, copper, brass, driftwood and fish skin. The different scales of work, varying from earrings to brooches, to large scale neck-pieces bring different challenges. Yet she applies the maximum skill in composing materials into objects to wear, or even as wall pieces. Currently, she is using driftwood in combination with thread and sterling silver.

About the artist

Born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland, Helga Mogensen studied at technical college in Iceland. She then went on to graduate in 2007 with a first class honours in jewellery and silversmithing from Edinburgh College of Art. There she happens to have been taught by Judy McCaig, also represented by us in GroundJewels. Now living back in Reykjavik, she has returned to her roots to make work all about her local environment and culture. Her main focus in her art work is using her personal experience in life.