Photo: Private // Elle Valkeapää
where: ferrum hotel
Basically everything is a work in progress until it’s finished, and with art it’s often as in life: it’s the journey/process that’s the most interesting part. Here are some of the inspiring and powerful WIPs in Sápmi as we live and breathe October 2019.
work in progress: elle valkeapää
Her signature jewellery designs combines sterling silver with birch roots. Valkeapää is a silversmith and duojár from Anár, and her passion lies in bringing traditional esthetics to modern everyday life. Not only is Elles duodji and silver jewellery every Sámi woman’s dream, her work has also been showcased in exhibitions and purchased in Finland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Estonia, Sweden and Norway and Finland.