Millie BehrensBorn: 1958
Millie Behrens studied at The National College of Art and Design in Oslo, Norway and graduated in 1983. She now exhibits her work both nationally and internationally and, in 2014, completed a commission for the Queen of Norway's tiara and jewellery collection. Now based just outside Oslo and inspired by nature and geometry, she creates jewellery using mainly silver and combines other materials such as pebbles she has found on beaches across the world.
'The complexity and beauty of geometry fascinates me. When i create my jewellery, I am inspired by the shapes, lines and patterns that I discover in nature, such as plough furrows in a fields, the branches of a tree, or pebbles on the beach. I often combine these images with geometric shapes and constructions.'
Public collections include:
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo, Norway; Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway; Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, Scotland; Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum, Germany; Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Embrace Rings2018gold, pebbleH:2cm W:3cm£650 eachPhotograph: Thomas Tveter
White Prayer Neckpiece2017pearls, gold, silver, nylonH:2.5cm W:3cm£740Photograph: Joachim Lagerkratz
Double Touch Arm Rings2018silver, gold, pebblesD:7-7.5cm£695 eachPhotograph: Thomas Tveter