Kirsten Sonne Bird-bug brooch


Kirsten Sonne

Bird-bug brooch

Pewter and brass

1 in stock


Kirsten Sonne Bird-bug brooch is a typically ambiguous creature of the artist’s creative imagination. Is it a bird? Is it a bug with a proboscis? Or is it an elephant-like animal with a trunk? For this Bird-bug brooch, Kirsten combined brass and pewter with characteristic inventiveness. she is a fantastic collector of delightful odds and ends that end up as jewels. Recycled materials inspire her and are the basis of her work. She makes everything by hand and never exactly repeats a piece, though she sometimes pursues themes and series. So, you can count on each piece being unique.

About the artist

Kirsten’s work is always chic and individual, often witty and full of fun. She understands balance and proportion. A former graphic designer, she has contemporary art and design as part of her background.  She is also inspired by high-end,  street fashion, and other jewellery, modern and ethnic.

‘Since I graduated from Danish Design School, I worked as graphic designer with non-commercial graphic design (book covers, leaflets, posters, cd-covers etc) from my studio in central Copenhagen. I love my profession, but as the computer changed the way of working – no more brushes, pencils, paper, ink – I slowly started missing the connection with the materials and working with my hands.’

Often she will make  special ranges of earrings, brooches, bracelets and necklaces  to fit Groundwork’s themes. Living and working in Denmark, she has her own shop in Copenhagen. She sells through many art galleries, and in England also sells at the jewellery gallery @work in London.

Naomi Langford