London, New York & Sweden. Swedish born. 18-ct gold & silver, precious and semi-precious stones. Exhibitions and outlets include Jackie Chalkley Gallery, Washington DC, USA, Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Alternatives, Rome & Ruthin Craft Centre.
Ulla’s work is characteristically Scandinavian combining simplicity of design with a high standard of craftsmanship and technical ingenuity. Form, weight and surface treatment all play important roles in the design. The finished piece should be pleasing to the hand, to the eye and to the touch. Inspiration comes from various sources ranging from urban architecture to natural objects. A combination of traditional jewellery and silversmithing techniques are used to create the work.
Education and first workshop
Ulla trained at Sir John Cass School of Art in London on the extended studies course and a summer course at Parsons School of Design in New York. She set up her first workshop in Holland Park London with two Swedish classmates from Sir John Cass.
Before entering School of Art, Ulla worked for a number of years in Cancer research in laboratories at Karolinska, Stockholm, Hahn Meitner, Berlin, University of Chicago and Institute of Cancer Research, London. She co-authored 10 papers on her scientific work mainly in immunology.
New York Workshop - Established 1982
Ulla has maintained a workshop in Greenwich Village, Manhattan for many years. Her work has been included in the shops at the American Craft Museum and the Guggenheim Museum, New York as well as the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Her work is carried in numerous fine craft outlets across the country including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, San Antonio and Washington DC. Ulla regularly shows at the craft fairs organised by the American Craft Council. In 1995 she was selected for the ACE Fellows Choice exhibit at the Baltimore Craft Fair.
London Workshop - Established 1986
Ulla’s workshop in London is located in Camden Town. Her work is available from several galleries, including Electrum and Cecilia Coleman and outside London from shops in Aberdeen, Belfast, Cambridge, Leeds and Newcastle. She has contributed to other shows organised by galleries throughout England and Wales and internationally in Dublin, Paris, Tokyo and Stockholm. Ulla regularly shows her work in the annual Goldsmiths Fair at Goldsmiths Hall, London and the Dazzle Exhibitions at National Theatre, London, Royal Exchange, Manchester and Edinburgh Festival.