Ehtekoda, (jewelry studio) is the working studio of Ülle Kõuts and Krista Laos.
KristaLaos works in silver with the addition of gold detail and original and unique incorporations of pearls and gemstones. Ülle Kõuts works in the technique of “Marriage of Metals”. Her striped or dotted patterns are the result of the fusing of various metals. Thus come about fusions of silver and new silver (nickel and copper mix), silver and brass, or silver and gold.
Ülle Kõuts and Krista Laos are graduates of the Estonian State Art Institute (now the Estonian Academy of Arts). Their work has been exhibited in numerous shows both in Estonia and internationally; both are members of the Estonian Artists’ Association, the Society of Metal Artists, and the artists’ association “ON Grupp”. Their works are also in the permanent collection of the Estonian Museum of Craft and Design. Their work is also available at “A-Gallery” and “Gallery 2”.
In addition to the creations of Ülle Kõuts and Krista Laos, Ehtekoda also displays the work of Mari Pärtelpoeg and Kristiine Pärtelpoeg.
The studio also accepts special orders, which then become creations of the collaboration of the ideas of both artist and customer.