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Dřrfinna Torfadˇttir, gullsmi­ur

Dřrfinna Torfadˇttir, gullsmi­ur starfrŠkir vinnustofu sÝna a­ Stillholti 16-18 Akranesi. Ůar vinnur h˙n a­ skartgripager­, sk˙lpt˙rger­ og ger­ lßgmynda.

Dřrfinna Torfadˇttir er fŠdd 1955 Ý ReykjavÝk en ˇlst upp ß ═safir­i og bjˇ ■ar eftir a­ nßmi lauk og ■ar til h˙n fluttist til Akraness hausti­ 2001.



H˙n lŠr­i fag sitt ß Akureyri og Ý Valdres, Noregi og lauk meistaraprˇfi Ý gullsmÝ­i ßri­ 1983. H˙n opna­i vinnustofu og verslun sama ßr ß ═safir­i sem enn er starfrŠkt Ůar er bo­i­ upp ß handunna skartgripi og gjafav÷ru.

Dřrfinna hefur teki­ ■ßtt Ý fj÷lda sřninga, bŠ­i einkasřninga og samsřninga og hloti­ margvÝsleg ver­laun og vi­urkenningar. Me­al annars hlaut h˙n 1. ver­laun fyrir tÝskuskartgrip ßrsins ßrin 1997, 1998 og 1999. H˙n er fyrrverandi forma­ur FÚlags Ýslenskra gullsmi­a.

Dřrfinna hefur sem skartgripah÷nnu­ur skapa­ sÚr sÚrstakan og persˇnulegan stÝl sem einkennist af frumlegri og oft ˇhef­bundinni efnismer­fer­ og djarfri ˙tfŠrslu. Me­ ■essu hefur h˙n skipa­ sÚr Ý r÷­ hinna eftirtektaver­ustu gullsmi­a og skartgripah÷nnu­a ß ═slandi.

Skartgripir og ÷nnur verk eftir Dřrfinnu eru til s÷lu ß Hˇtel S÷gu, hjß Epal Design, Ý Flugst÷­ Leifs EirÝkssonar, hjß Listh˙si Ëfeigs Ý ReykjavÝk og Ý versluninni Gullauga ß ═safir­i.

Dřrfinna Torfadˇttir, Master Goldsmith and Designer of Jewellery
Curriculum Vitae: Dřrfinna Torfadˇttir was born in 1955 in ReykjavÝk, the capital of Iceland. She was brought up in ═safj÷r­ur, North-west Iceland, and lived there after finishing her studies.

In 2001 she moved to Akranes, a town adjacent to ReykjavÝk, and in Akranes she operates a small studio-workshop and gallery.



Ms Torfadˇttir pursued her goldsmithing studies in Akureyri, North-Iceland, and in Valdres, Norway, and obtained her certificate as master goldsmith in 1983. That same year she opened a studio and a giftshop in ═safj÷r­ur, the latter of which she still runs there with handcrafted jewellery and giftware on offer.

Ms Torfadˇttir has participated in a number of private and group exhibitions and has received various prizes and awards. She was, for instance, awarded the First prize for the Iceland Fashion Piece of Jewellery in the years of 1997, 1998, and 1999.

Jewellery and other creations of Dřrfinna Torfadˇttir can be found and bought in the airport shop in KeflavÝk (Flugst÷­ Leifs EirÝkssonar), at Hotel Saga (in Reykjavik), in Epal Design (Reykjavik), in Listh˙s Ëfeigs (Reykjavik) and in Gullauga (═safj÷r­ur).
A few words about Ms Torfadˇttirĺs work and characteristics as a goldsmith and designer.
Dřrfinna Torfadˇttir has developed a distinct, personal style as a designer of jewellery, characterized by an original and often non-conventional use of materials and a daring execution. Icelandic nature is a notable influence in most of her work, and she is considered among the most significant goldsmiths and designers of jewellery in Iceland.




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