Line Mortensen is a Danish architect, designer and artist based in North Berwick, Scotland.
Her background is a MSc. in Landscape Architecture and specialisation in big scale design and construction.
As an artist Line draws on her architectural background as well as her Scandinavian heritage. Line’s creativity is wide ranging and covers jewellery making, contemporary mosaic and designer items.
The sea glass jewellery is made using sea glass found locally. Set in oxidized silver this jewellery has a contemporary and individual look and no two pieces are the same. The Thistle Collection is a jewellery range inspired by the Scottish national flower the thistle. The silver is oxidized to enhance the appetence of the freshwater pearls used but is also available in a rhodium and gold plated version.
Line’s flair for design, materials and good craftsmanship is properly best reflected in her mosaic work which is recognisable by being mainly abstract, textured, contemporary and original. Her take on mosaic is based upon a true appreciation of materials and their potential as creative components. She uses a wide range of materials but it is the contrasts in textures and colours which sets her work apart. Line works with both new and reclaimed materials such as glass tiles, Italian Smalti, French ceramic tiles, semiprecious stones, reclaimed roof slates and locally found sea glass.
“My aim is to crate something which is “beautiful”, well made and will leave room for individual interpretation and emotional engagement”.
2015 Selected by Craft Scotland to show work at the prestigious SOFA Exhibition (Sculpture Objects Functional Art) in Chicago, USA.
2014 Selected by BAMM to exhibit in France at the Museum of Beaux Arts, cloister of Notre Dame in Chartres.
2014 Selected to show work at Craft Scotland’s Summer Show in London and Edinburgh.
2013 Selected to display work at the Craft Scotland’s Summer Show in Edinburgh.