Sidsel Dorph-Jensen

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

I use traditional silversmithing techniques in an untraditional way, by constructing volumes using three-dimensional principals from other disciplines, leaving solder joins visible and exploring the surface texture; I create objects that show the malleability and organic nature of silver. Through this technique I work with an aesthetic combining the purpose and form of the object and the properties of silver. it is important that the material is relevant to the function of the object, but also that the object can communicate the function. As a designer-silversmith I believe that silver is a very effective media to express contemporary values. This I try to achieve through the type of objects I choose to make.

Specialist Techniques:

Forging
Seem & Raise

Awards:

2007
Statens Kunstdond 'One Year Bursary'
Nationalbanken Jubilaeumsfond
Silversmith Ausa Regitze Tillys Bursary

2005
The International Rotary Associations’ “Leonardo” Prize.

2003
The Thames & Hudson and RCA Society Art Book Prize.

2002
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Young Designer-Silversmith Award, 1st prize.

Education:

2003 MA, Royal College of Art, London. 2001 BA, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, Sweden.

Public Collections:

Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust
The  Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
New College, Oxford
Kunstforeningen af 14. August
Restaurant Paustian v.Bo Bech
The Contemporary Art Society
The P&O Makowers Trusts’ Commission to The Victoria & Albert Museum
Gift of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Benton Seymore Rabinovitch Collection
The Worshipful Comapny of Goldsmiths
Museet Pakoldinghus, Denmark

Publications:

ELLE Decoration No 147, October 2004
House & Garden, October 2004
How To Spend It, Financial Times, October 2004 Craftsman Magazine, September 2004
Evening Standard, May 2003
Crafts, Jan/Feb 2003
Illustrated, Maersk Air Magazine Jan – Mar 2003


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    Bowl No5

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    Dish

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    Napkin Ring

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    Pouring Vessel

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    Silver Star Cluster Decoration

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    Christmas Tree Decoration

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    Silver Christmas Tree Decoration

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    Finger Bowl

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    Pouring Vessels

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    Centre piece

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    Candle Sticks

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    Cherry Bowl

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    Spoons

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