The walnut project started out with a lump of clay and a fascination for the shape of the walnut shell. The objects Keepsake and Cloche are the first two outcomes of this ongoing project. Though the forms of the two objects are similar, their use differ. Keepsake consists of two wooden shells that can be used separately as small bowls, or together as a closed capsule. It is something in- between a sculpture and a product. Like a sculpture, it is pleasurable to the eye and hand, and can be appreciated with no other utility value by splendid woodworking. But it is also a container with room to hold other small treasures – a keepsake for keepsakes.
Design: Kristine Bjaadal
Photo: Ellen Johanne Jarli