Kirsten Sonne: DM0297 Brooch


Kirsten Sonne ‘DM0297’ Brooch.

Approx 7cm.

Rustic descending recycled metals.

In the 1990s Kirsten started working with scrap, at first exclusively metal, then wood, plastic, rubber, bone, horn, electronic gadgets, whatever she could find. All her works are handmade and therefore one-offs. Her inspiration comes from the material she works with, as well as fashion, street art, other jewellery, modern as well as antique and ethnic, charismatic personalities, books and fine art

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Kirsten Sonne has made this DM0297 brooch from recycled metals. Her metals come from all kinds of Copenhagen sources. She formed this brooch from recycled metals and irregular shapes of brass, polished to a high sheen. Striking to wear, and immediately noticeable, the brooch can transform your look. Kirsten is a fantastic collector of delightful odds and ends that end up as jewels. While she sometimes works on themes or in series, like all her works, this one can never exactly be repeated.

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.’

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. Often she will make  special ranges of earrings, brooches, bracelets and necklaces  to fit Groundwork’s themes.

Living and working in Denmark, Kirsten has her own shop in Copenhagen . She sells through many art galleries, and in England also sells at the jewellery gallery @work in London.