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Silver by Yuki Ferdinandsen and Carsten From Andersen​

Exhibition period: 2 December 2018 - 17 March 2019

​In December 2018, Koldinghus presents a duo exhibition with almost 100 works in silver by two of Denmark’s leading and most productive and individualistic silversmiths, Yuki Ferdinandsen and Carsten From Andersen.

Yuki Ferdinandsen and Carsten From Andersen have each refined their signature technique, using the hammer to shape the surface of their objects, which exist in the borderland between functional hollowware and sculptural works of art.

Photo: Anders Bøggild​

Arare - Japanese hail stroke

‘I use the Japanese ”arare” technique, which means hail. It is a metalworking technique that produces tiny round bumps in regular rows on the surface of the metal. In my arare objects, the tiny hails create a wonderful interplay of light and shadow in the white silver. It is a great pleasure for me to create these unique objects. It is my hammer dance.’

Yuki Ferdinandsen

Photo: Anders Bøggild

  • ​Yuki Ferdinandsen was born in Japan and has lived in Denmark since 1988.
  • She trained in both Japan and Denmark, at Saga Junior College of Art and Tsuibu Metal Art School, both in Kyoto, and at the Institute for Precious Metals in Copenhagen, where she has taught the technique of chasing since 2005.

  • She has worked at Georg Jensen and today has her own workshop in Copenhagen.

  • In 2012 Yuki Ferdinandsen was named the silversmith of the year and was awarded the Karl Gustav Hansen Prize at Koldinghus with the following motivation: ‘It is exciting to see the intersection of Japanese and Danish crafts traditions. The way Yuki shapes the surfaces of the hollowware silver with painstakingly chased bumps in intricate patterns is something we have never seen in Denmark before. Her works add a new dimension to Danish silver.’

Photo: Anders Bøggild

Dry stone​ - hammered stonecraft

‘I have always been fascinated with old stone fences, houses and mounds. For many years, I have used large stacks of many different stones in different shapes in my garden, a source of daily enjoyment. The shapes of stones – big, small, rough, smooth – hammered out in the surface of the silver now decorate the silver objects from my workshop.’

Carsten From Andersen​

Photo: Anders Bøggild

  • ​Carsten From Andersen completed his apprenticeship at Brdr. Hejl in Fredericia in 1969.
  • He studied art history at the University of Copenhagen and attended the Institute for Precious Metals in Copenhagen.

  • ​Since 1989 he has had his own workshop concurrent with holding courses for both amateurs and professionals.

  • In 2005 Carsten From Andersen was named silversmith of the year and awarded the Karl Gustav Hansen Prize at Koldinghus with the following motivation​: ‘Carsten From Andersen is an proponent of elegance in Danish silversmithing. Everything bears testimony to his excellence as a silversmith.'



Koldinghus 1

6000 Kolding

Postboks 91

Tlf.: 7633 8100

E-mail: museum@koldinghus.dk


Tlf.: 7550 4798

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Daily from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

The museum is closed April 27.

PRICES HIGH SEASON (Apr. 28 - Nov. 3 2019)

Adults: 125 DKK

Students: 65 DKK

Groups (min 10 pers.): 100 DKK pr. pers.


Adults: 95 DKK

Students: 50 DKK
​Groups (min. 10 pers.): 75 DKK pr. pers.

Free admission for children and youngsters under 18 years.

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