Yuki Ferdinandsen

Born 1958, Kyoto, Japan

"I create my works with a fusion of a traditional Japanese artisan technique, arare, and Danish modern design, in mind. I enjoy every stroke, and every strike is followed by a step of the foot. This is work that never suffers from fatigue. I feel every sound of the rhythm of my ‘hammer’s dance’ in the whole of my body and within my soul.”

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Working in Denmark

1977-1979   Kyoto Saga Art Junior College, Kyoto, Japan
1981-1982   Tsuibu Metal Art School, Kyoto, Japan
1988-1989   Guldsmedehøjsklen, Copenhagen, Precious Metals Course
1997-1999   Guldsmedehøjsklen, Copenhagen, Precious Metals Course
2002-2006   Georg Jensen Workshop

“Through my life in Denmark and in the Danish culture, I see Japan through a Danish filter. I want to sense these two vastly different cultures and allow them to re-arrange naturally.

My inspiration always comes from nature, expressed through the Fibonacci sequence. With my hammer, with its small bumps, I form a plate of silver; this solid piece has a floating appearance, while retaining flexibility. It has durability, weight, light, reflection, contrast, and silver’s unique brilliance. Silver’s gloss is hot and cold simultaneously – it is this gloss and disposition that is the charm of working with silver.”

Yuki Ferdinandsen has work in the following public collections:

Danish Arts Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Designmuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museet på Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

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Selected Press - Yuki Ferdinandsen