Born and raised in Sweden, Linnea Thuning has always been fascinated by the Scandinavian folk culture and Nordic mythology. From the very young age she was drawn to art forms that allowed to interact, touch, bend and sculpt raw materials. She has completed a Level 5 Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture at British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ) in London where she discovered her passion for Jewellery. Currently a 3rd year Jewellery and Silversmithing student at University of Creative Arts (Farnham, UK). In 2020 Linnea launched her independent jewellery business “In One’s Prime” that focuses on individual hand-made pieces of jewellery that tell a story and treats every ring, necklace and earring as art.
"In or during one’s happiest, most successful time; in the period when one has the most energy, vitality, and potential"
"Found objects. Tins found in the shed. Some containing buttons, pins and nails"
Linnea’s work is best described as harmony between highly polished, precious and rough, non-precious materials. She draws her inspiration from found objects such as rusty nails from her shed; pieces of ceramics found on a beach; or fragments from pieces of clothing that never made it to the charity shop. Linnea practices alternative stone setting techniques and uses sculpting, electroforming, wax carving, stitching and casting to find an ideal union between two juxtaposed objects. Texture plays an important role in Linnea’s designs yet she does not force the texture onto her pieces. She guides rather than designs the texture, as her casting techniques allow for variability in texture that is hard to control or predict. This allows her to do most of the work and then let the process and jewellery pieces to find their own final designs.