Janne Robberstad

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tinsmith apprentice

By spotogspindel | April 26, 2011

The holidays are over, and it´s time to work! I have a lot of exciting commissions due in the weeks to come.

First project is a big picture for a reception area at Bremnes Seashore. I could tell you a lot about the interesting history of this local salmon-factory. But for now I´ll just tell you that Bømlo, my little island, stands for 3% of the world market of farmed salmon. You may think 3% isn´t a lot. But seriously, there´s only 11 000 of us. And the world is pretty darn big!!

The picture I´m making is actually three separate piece picture. Since it is a salmon-factory, I thought the main focus should be on, you guessed it: salmon!

The picture I started working on today, will be made from metal, mainly copper, with a dash of brass. Cut to look like the shells on the salmon-skin.

In order to put this idea to life, I needed help from my favorite tinsmith, Birger! We were working together today, and I almost felt like a tinsmith-apprentice 🙂

Here is the piece well on it´s way. I still have a lot of fun oxidizing to do with the metal, before I can put it all together. Stay tuned!

Topics: Art | 1 Comment »

One Response to “tinsmith apprentice”

  1. Tammy McGee Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 05:50

    ooooh! Can’t wait to see how this progresses! Cool idea Janne to use metal. I bet it will be awesome!

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