Thomas Raschke

German artist Thomas Raschke lives and works in Sweden. He draws his jewelry, creating lines with solid-black iron wire rather than ink. In order to situate these lines within space, he connects them, using them to outline shapes. The silver solder joining the black iron wires reflects light in a way that makes it appear like a gemstone. Raschke’ s parents and grandparents were goldsmiths, and he grew up in their workshops. After his apprenticeship and graduation as a master goldsmith, he sought new forms of expression using different materials. He worked with paper, cardboard and plastic before discovering iron wire, which proved to be an ideal substance for creating small objects and combining graphic and formal qualities. The beauty of these forms, combined with the simplicity of the construction, results in one-of-a-kind pieces.


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