Studio Visits: Pål Vigeland

Metal artist Pål Vigeland welcomes us into his studio and shares from his working processes and upcoming exhibition projects

In this studio visit, metal artist Pål Vigeland talks about the transition from working as a designer in a silverware factory to starting his own studio, and shifting from making jewellery to larger works in metal. He also provides insight into his working processes, and talks about his book When Metal Becomes Nature. Currently, he is working towards three exhibitions, two in Norway at Borøy and in Fredrikstad, and one at Bornholm, Denmark.

Pål Vigeland (b. 1944) has worked as a metal artist for nearly fifty years, making jewellery, plates, sculptures, and public commissions. He draws inspiration from geometry, as well as shapes from nature, and works with materials such as copper, brass, bronze, lead, and iron from recycled tin packaging. Finding technical solutions for different ways to combine metals is an important aspect of his practice.


Directed by Norwegian Crafts and Revers Produksjon
Videography and editing: Revers Produksjon
Graphic design: Parabol Studio

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About the Studio Visit film series

Norwegian Crafts is looking at alternative ways to connect artists, duojárat and makers with curators and institutions both in Norway and beyond. Through this film series we invite you into the studios of Norwegian and Norway-based artists, where they generously share from their practice and talk about current and upcoming projects. The films are available to watch on Vimeo, YouTube and Instagram/IGTV.

Supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.