Ingjerd Hanevold

Born: 1955
Place of Birth: Asker, Norway

Ingjerd Hanevold is a Norwegian jewellery designer, born in Asker, Norway. She was a professor at the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden from 1996-98. Ingjerd is now Professor of Metal & Jewellery at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Ingjerd designed the Olympic Medals for the 1994 Winter Olympics and has received numerous awards including Jacobprisen 2007. Her work can be seen in many museums and private collections both nationally and internationally. Ingjerd’s work is inspired by forms of nature, besides personal identity and how we express ourselves.

'My garden is a little Utopia. I never stop being fascinated by the beauty and drama happening there, from the first fragile shoots that grow throughout the summer and die in the autumn; the rhythm of life, a repetitive natural wonder, year after year. I hail from generations of gardeners in Asker, Southern Norway. Growing up close to nature has been forming my interest and work as a jewellery artist. I have my studio at home; from where I observe trees and bushes beside a little fish pond outside my window.

I try to find a rhythm in the working process, a balance between concentration and openness. My aim is to achieve something recognisable and beautiful, as well as refreshingly new.'

Public collections include:

Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo, Norway; Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway; Louvre, Musée Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France;Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden; Kunstgewerbmuseum, Berlin, Germany.