Open call: The Vessel #5: The Outermost Layer

Editors Camilla Luihn and Agnieszka Knap are looking for proposals for the fifth issue of the magazine The Vessel highlighting metal and jewellery art.

Students, artists, curators, art professionals, critics, writers, and craft enthusiasts are invited to apply with a short proposal, briefly describing your idea for content for the issue. The editors encourage anyone who is interested in the topic to apply, especially students, younger artists, and emerging artists, – there is no need for prior publishing experience! The issue will be launched during Munich Jewellery Week in 2023. The issue will be produced by Norwegian Crafts in collaboration with the editors and the selected contributors.

Your proposal could be for:

  • An essay, interview, or article about or related to art jewellery or metal
  • A short video (interview, presentation, or conversation)
  • An audio-visual presentation (sound + images)
  • An online exhibition, photo series, or artist presentation

The editors welcome especially proposals that tackle the subject and theme ‘The Outermost Layer’ from different perspectives.


Proposal deadline: 19 December 2022

Production: January–February 2023

Magazine launch: March 2023, during Munich Jewellery Week

Please note: You are not required to submit a finished piece, only a proposal or an idea for a piece of content you would like to produce for the magazine.

Please submit you ½ page proposal in English, Norwegian or Swedish to project manager Tonje Kjellevold,, by 19 December 2022. E-mail subject: “Open Call 5”.

If you wish to submit your proposal in a different language or in a different way to writing, please contact project manager Tonje Kjellevold: and we will try to accommodate your preference.

Selection process

The selection of contents for the magazine will be made by the editors Camilla Luihn and Agnieszka Knap. All proposals will be evaluated in Mid-December, with an answer going back to all applicants by 23 December.

Available resources:

  • Norwegian Crafts and the editors will aid in the production of all contents. Available help and resources include translation into English from other languages, proofreading of text, text feedback, photography/film production and editing etc.
  • All selected contributors will be receiving honorariums for their work.


If you have any questions, or would like help formulating your proposal, please contact project manager Tonje Kjellevold:

About the editors

Camilla Luihn has had an extensive career with solo exhibitions at Kunstnerforbundet (2002, 2022), Galleri Four (2022), RAM (2013) and Galleri F15 (1997), as well as a number of group exhibitions in Norway and internationally. Luihn is represented in several large public collections in Norway as well as in a number of private collections. In 2002 she received Norsk Form's award for young designers and Oslo City's culture grant for 2000. In 2022, she received the craft award Kunsthåndverksprisen from BKH. Luihn has since 2019 been employed as an assistant professor of metal and jewellery art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Luihn runs her own gallery in Oslo – Portabel.

Agnieszka Knap is an artist, curator, and educator within the field of jewellery and craft. Her practice includes jewellery, performance, collaborative projects, and research. Currently she holds a position as a senior lecturer at Konstfack and is the director of the master programme Craft!. Knap exhibits regularly in Sweden and abroad, and her work is represented at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, Rian Designmuseum in Falkenberg, and in private collections.

About The Vessel

The Vessel is an online magazine about crafts and material culture, published in English. The Vessel looks at the world through a craft lens – showcasing making practices, visual expressions, and material knowledges from a multitude of perspectives. The Vessel collaborates with external editors, artists, and writers. The Vessel is published by Norwegian Crafts.

Norwegian Crafts' principal aim is to strengthen the position of contemporary crafts from Norway internationally. Norwegian Crafts is a non-profit organisation founded by the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (Norske Kunsthåndverkere), i 2012. It is funded through the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.