Eker, Anna-Greta

Eker, Anna-Greta

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Anna-Greta Eker (1928 – 1996)
born 8 July 1928 in Mariehamn, Aland, Finland
1951 graduating from the Central School of Industrial Arts (metal class), Helsinki (today: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture)
1951-52 taking up work at Juvelfabriken AB, Stockholm, Sweden
1952-55 working as a designer at Hopea Keskus Oy, Hämeenlinna, Finland
1955-56 working in Germany at Silversmith’s Walter Bulling, Schwäbisch Gmünd
1956-59 working as a jewellery designer at Auran Kultaseppä Oy, Turku, Finland
from 1959 running her own workshop as a free-lance jewellery designer at PLUS, Centre for Applied Arts, Fredrikstad, Norway.

Married to Erling Christoffersen (1932 - )

Selected Awards:
awarded 1st prize in 1962 and 2nd prize in 1964 in the jewellery competition of the Norwegian Goldsmith’s Association

Selected Exhibitions:
1953 Milan Triennale
1963-64 PLUS, Sweden
1969 Forum, Oslo (solo exhibition)
1971 Creative Design of Norway - PLUS, USA
1976 International Jewellery Arts Exhibition, Tokyo
1979 Trondheim, Society for Applied Arts (solo exhibition)

Works in Public Collections:
- Kunstindustriemuseet Oslo
- Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum Bergen
- Värmlands Museum, Karlstad

In the beginning 1960s Anna-Greta Eker’s jewellery designs show a distinctive Nordic use of forms: simple with a strong decorative impact. During the 1960s she develops large-dimensioned pieces of jewellery with sculptural character. In addition to traditional Nordic influences, African and Oriental jewellery are sources of inspiration. During the 1970s hammered surfaces and curved forms become characteristic. Often she combines precious metal with other materials such as wood or iron.

Opstad, Jan-Lauritz. (3 July 2013). Anna-Greta Eker. I Norsk kunstnerleksikon. Hentet 31. Juli 2014 fra http://nkl.snl.no/Anna-Greta_Eker.

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