Caviar on Ice
The ring consists of a large transparent glass ring and two glass beads on a nylon wire. The wire with the two beads is compressed slightly and inserted into the glass ring. In this way, the wire forms a finger ring and is ready for use. Jette Vogt found the inspiration for the ring on visits to the USA, where she saw that large “Cocktail rings” are very popular. Her idea was to design a series of rings that draw attention to themselves and the owner of the ring and might spark a conversation. “And they’re effective!” she says. All the rings are made using a custom-designed gas burner that Jette Vogt has fitted to her work bench. Here she melts and shapes glass that has been pre-processed into long rods with a diameter of 5-12 mm. Next she lets the glass cool off slowly in a lehr kiln. Each ring is a one-off, so minor variations will occur.
b. 1967, Danish glass artist and designer
Jette Vogt graduated from the School of Craft and Design in Kolding (now Kolding School of Design) in 1995 and studied at Instituto d’arte Ballardini in Faenza, Italy, the line of tiles and building ceramics in 1993-94. She has taken part in many exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad, including “Visionaries!” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York in 2009, “Når lyset falder på” in Cisternerne – Museum of Modern Glass Art in Copenhagen in 2007, and the international travelling jewellery exhibition “100% Brooches” in the USA in 2006. Jette Vogt has received grants from the Toyota Foundation in 2002 and Nationalbanken’s Anniversary Foundation in 2001 as well as grants from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2001 and 2002. Jette Vogt has previously taken part in CC08, CC10 and CC+ for MoMA. Jette Vogt works mainly with glass and draw inspiration from her work with the material. Typically, new ideas and designs spring from previous works. Vogt often works with repetitions of simple shapes that combine to form an organic whole. Characteristically, Jette Vogt’s jewellery is all glass, with a sculptural character and references to the sea and to nature.