The moment the holiday is over there are so many fairs, trade shows and trade events that you realize you should not really have taken a summer holiday at all.. This year I felt prepared, Everything was more or less done, brochures, photoshoots, postcards and price lists, until I sat down by the workbench.. and suddenly I had at least 7 new designs on my hands.
People often ask me what I get inspired by, and there is really only one simple way; work. You have to sit down, you have to spend time with your materials and your tools, and if you are lucky you get into the infamous "flow" where only need for food or toilet stops you. Polishing and cleaning up the pieces are seldom part of my flow, so I very often end up with really messy prototypes.
A small week to go before the big fair of the Autumn; Oslo Design fair, and I am testing out three pair of earring (got to wear them a few days each), two pairs are off for stonecutting and some are off for production. Jeez!
Next week I will be on ODF, Lillestrøm, Hall B, stand 02-10. Come by and see the final collection of 2016, I hope there are no more surprises now..
KGD - kaja gjedebo design
I have been working as an artist and jewellery designer since 2002, after graduating as a furniture designer from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.