helena liden, studio artist, instructor


Helena Lidén

(languages: Swedish, English)

Introduced to the craft in 2006 Helena studied under artist Sonja Ekman in Lund, Sweden where her contemporary sense of design was first ignited. Moving then to South Africa to study at Novus Jewellery Design Studio with Sunette van den Berg, she gained an appreciation for a purist approach by mixing her own alloy and milling her own metal.

Her styIe leans toward Scandinavian minimalist employing clever technical solutions that are not obvious when you see a finished piece at first glance. With a PhD in analytical chemistry having taught at the University in Zimbabwe and nine years working in R&D in pharmaceuticals, she brings a unique understanding to the craft of silver smithing. Although she favors the technique of forming most, her experience includes all aspects of fabrication as well as reticulation, fold forming, cuttlefish bone casting, lost wax casting, etching, as well as a brief exploration in lapidary arts with cutting her own cabochons.

Helena Liden

Past Exhibitions:

World Bank, Washington Dc, 2015

Embassy of Sweden, Washington DC, 2015

Pleiades at Strathmore, Bethesday MD 2015

World Bank, Washington Dc, 2014

Embassy of Sweden, Washington DC, 2014

5 years of SilverWorks: A Celebration of Techniques 2014

Wearable PINK,  Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD 2013

Embassy of Sweden, Washington DC, 2013

Captured in Time: History We Wear,  Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD 2012

Embassy of Sweden, Washington DC, 2012

Don’t like a crowd? Book a day for private instruction and get one-on-one undivided attention with Helena. She will tailor the private course to your skill level and what you desire to learn.

Private Instruction with Helena $75 per hour