Eero Hintsanen | Ruoti

Artist: Eero Hintsanen, Finland
Materials: 925 silver
Size: 7 3/4 - 8

Artist Statement: Ruoti ring is a wearable sculpture. It is almost like a piece of found object, but you don’t quite know what is its origin.

Growing up in the countryside with forest and lakes as my playground, the raw and primitive side of nature often shows in my jewelry. My works also reflect my fascination with the mystique of old stories, and they may tempt the viewers to ponder the inspiration and messages in them.

Artist Bio: Eero Hintsanen is a contemporary jewelry maker based in Lahti, Finland. He graduated with Bachelor of Arts from the School of Goldsmithing at the Lahti Institute of Design in Finland (1998), and had design education in Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau, in Germany (1995-96). Eero has been working professionally in the jewelry field since 1999. In 2005, he co-founded an independent jewelry brand, Chao & Eero, in order to realize the freedom of creativity. In 2010, he achieved the National Master Goldsmith certificate in Finland, and earned Master of Arts degree in International Design Business Management at Aalto University in Helsinki in 2015. Eero’s work breaks the boundary between jewelry and art, and carries bold statements with his characteristic style. In 2019, Eero was awarded the prestigious GOLDSMITH OF THE YEAR by the Finnish Goldsmith Association. His works are in the collection of The National Museum of Finland and Design Museum in Helsinki.

This ring was part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2023, an online exhibition and competition. View the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.