A hollow, egg-shaped brown glass vessel hangs below a tightly-twisted knot of black braided cord. The ends of the cord are capped in silver and the lower end descends through a silver ring into the vessel where it curls round twice. Two pin fittings are attached with rings at the back of the knot.
This piece is part of the Royal College of Art Visiting Artists Collection. Every year from 1987 to 2006, while David Watkins was Professor of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the RCA, he invited four jewellers and silversmiths from outside Britain to give a week-long masterclass. The artists brought diverse skills, aesthetics and approaches. The first call on their time was to interact closely with the students. In addition, although concentrating on their teaching and working in an unfamiliar studio, each artist generously made an object for the RCA's collection. The Royal College of Art Visiting Artists Collection, now transferred to the V&A, is a major document of international contemporary jewellery, a tribute both to the artists and to the vibrancy of the RCA as a teaching institution.
Evert Nijland (born 1971) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. He frequently works in glass, exploring its great versatility and the unexpectedly soft effects that it can create.