Bratland’s jewellery design is the sum of her plentiful education and experience, focusing on tradition and pure craftsmanship. Bratland holds a bachelor’s degree in folklore as well as a master’s degree in traditional art with a focus on metal. Today, outsourcing production eastward is financially beneficial, but Bratland is adamant about producing her creations in her studio in Vinje, Telemark, which she says provides a sense of meaning by keeping the production so close to what inspires it. “It is a rural and remote part of Norway; the landscape is unforgiving and
the elements make it scarcely populated.”