Elle Valkeapää

Elle Valkeapää (b. 1979), an exceptional jeweller, comes from a long line of craftsmen and women. Valkeapääs passion lies in bringing traditional aesthetics into modern everyday life. Her main inspiration is her indigenous Sámi heritage and Arctic surroundings.

Valkeapää is a silversmith, and has training in traditional Sámi handicrafts and industrial design. Her signature jewellery designs combine sterling silver with birch roots. She gathers the roots herself from surrounding the nature, and prepares them using traditional techniques at her home in Inari, in the northernmost Finland. Valkeapääs work has been showcased in exhibitions in Finland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Estonia, Sweden, Norway. Several of her works have been purchased into museum collections in Norway and Finland.

Elle Valkeapää

Elle Valkeapää (b. 1979), an exceptional jeweller, comes from a long line of craftsmen and women. Valkeapääs passion lies in bringing traditional aesthetics into modern everyday life. Her main inspiration is her indigenous Sámi heritage and Arctic surroundings.

Valkeapää is a silversmith, and has training in traditional Sámi handicrafts and industrial design. Her signature jewellery designs combine sterling silver with birch roots. She gathers the roots herself from surrounding the nature, and prepares them using traditional techniques at her home in Inari, in the northernmost Finland. Valkeapääs work has been showcased in exhibitions in Finland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Estonia, Sweden, Norway. Several of her works have been purchased into museum collections in Norway and Finland.

“In my jewellery, my objective is to cherish the traditional Sami craftsmanship and idiom, as well as nurture, develop and create new.”

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