Minerals have been an interest of mine as long as I can remember. An interest that did not diminish after a holiday in Idar-Oberstein, Germany when I was 15. These beautiful gifts from mother earth are the core components of what I make. I love the combination of colour, of shapes and sizes and patterns.
I have been working as a media-teacher for many years, and am now able to study more – taking norwegian so I can combine these in class.
Good craftmanship is as important to me in my jewelrymaking, as it has been in my other work. While one is digital and the other physical, the eye for detail is still the same. I strive for my work to be of such quality, that it is good enough to be passed on through generations. That means I pick the material I use with care, and the components I use in every piece is made to last.
This is my journey to master the craft. I also write about gardening and other things of interest. I have another blog at tomi.no that deals with the challenges of living and working in a highly digital world.
English is a second language, and even though I do try to be as accurate as possible, accidents do happen…