I’m a multi-passionate maker.
What does that mean, you may ask. It means I love making, I love creating, I love the process of turning an idea into a finished product.
As it happens my first passion for making was with paper, scissors and tape. It grew into other materials available in the woods around the farm where I grew up, twigs, wood, found objects I would make into something in my fathers wood workshop. Later I got a crush on metals, mainly silver, stones and pearls. I had a flirt with jewellery making, but finally decided on silversmithing.
So, what does a silversmith do?
It’s best explained in moving images and sound – check out my film about all the stages I go through when I make a piece.
I have a fascination with silver. The fact that I can use recycle my scrap silver (the little pieces I cut or file away) by smelting it and casting new sheets dovetails well with todays focus on eco-friendly recycling practices.
Making is much more than just silversmithing to me. It’s also about communicating the way you see the world – being transparent. Creating a way to explain a concept, an idea or a way to do something in a visual way.
Since the Summer of 2012 I have closed down my silversmithing, I’m now unfolding my creative talents on a newly started upcycling venture called MadeFromCrap - check it out here. I’m also teaching everything I know about how to make a living from your creative passion on sidseldorphjensen.com - click here for more…
Some background info: I have a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London and before that a Bachelor’s degree from Konstfack University in Stockholm. I’ve been a professional silversmith since 2003, until 2012. I’m now pursuing other ventures.
My work is exhibited in danish & international museums & private collections and I live in Aarhus, Denmark. I don’t currently work as a silversmith, but this site represents my 10 years of silversmithing.
Download my CV here, for all the details on my Awards, Prizes, Exhibitions and much more…