Josephine Winther

maker of jewelry

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In essence

My interest in jewelry grows out of the making of the work and of the relationships we have to jewelry and objects in our lives: The way we live with jewelry and the materials jewelry is made of – and how we understand and sense the materials and the differences between them. Sometimes the sensory perception is very straightforward, and sometimes the sensory perception is more based on a feeling of density in the material and the techniques or the precision of a concept.

As a maker, I believe that the joy of making is an underestimated quality in a finished piece – underestimated by the viewer, the bearer and the maker.

Whatever the material, the pieces can remind us of people and places. But some materials seem to have a greater potential for being the keepers of memories. I find it very interesting to see how materials and craft techniques can convey a dense feeling of compacted memories. Everything, even the time put into making the object, is archived in the layers of history in the finished piece.

The making and materials of artefacts – especially jewelry – contains a wealth of information about evolving social, anthropological and cultural epochs. These two focal points are central in my own work and when I teach and create, and they are central to my own artistic research in making.

My interest is in examining how the sensory qualities of material are perceived and what we can learn about our attachment to material and objects.

No material is simply material: It is in our sensory perception and through our memories and learned experiences that the materials gain value

Josephine Winther is a trained goldsmith with additional studies at the 'Danish College for Jewellery and Silversmithing' (1999). Before getting a master’s degree in Jewellery at the Royal College of Art in London (2010).

The Danish Arts Foundation and Design museum Denmark have purchased her works.
Her work is in the Royal College of Art collection of Jewellery.