Johan Dahlbäck


Born in Gothenburg Sweden, now resident in the western part of Sweden.

Master of Fine Arts - Silversmithing and Fine art in Metalwork combined with longer periods in a Flute Technician Trainee program at Muramatsu Flutes, Japan. He has returned to Japan frequently since then.

He has also a Master of Science as well as in Education and leadership.

The first workshop was set up in 1988 in Gothenburg, Sweden and now he finished his new workshop 2017 for the purpose of developing and finalize his flute ideas into production.

He is represented with jewellery at the National Museum for Crafts and Design in Sweden: The Röhss Museum. He has also created a couple of artistic public environmental works and has been awarded with grants from the Swedish authorities, local communities as well as other Fund raisers.

He has participated in several exhibitions in Sweden and abroad and has also created silver objects ordered for church and wedding ceremonies.

University degrees
1988/ 2010 MFA, University of Gothenburg HDK – School of Design and Crafts
department of Crafts – Metal Art/ Craft/Silversmithing
combined with integrated flute makers trainee program at Muramatsu Tokyo/ Tokorozawa Japan
2003 Teachers exam Art and Design, University of Gothenburg Faculty of education

Previous studies
2001-2005 University of Gothenburg part time studies Master program in Leadership of educational environments PES
1980-1983 University of Gothenburg ,The Sahlgrenska Academy, department of Medicine
1979/1982 University of Gothenburg , Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Previous appointments and positions
2006-2010 University of Borås Department of Education, 25- 30% of full time teacher at the program for teacher education – teaching Science and Art ;Lectures and work shops
2000-2007 Skepplanda Alboskolan , teacher and part time head master
1993 University of Gothenburg HDK 6 months project – a prestudy for a research project; metals and cerams with application to flute in cooperation with industrial departments; Trelleborg, Boliden, KA Rasmussen, Leewood and IFP Research/ Swerea and with Japanese Ceram Institute .
1989 Curator at Maneten, Göteborg hosting and producing an exhibition and panel discussion upon Art in public context (6 months)
1982-1984 Research Assistant at the Department of Medical Physics University of Gothenburg , The Sahlgrenska Academy

Main occupation and public works
2016 - Flute Making – starting the innovation process in order to bring new materials and technology in the modern concert flute to respond to the context of contemporary musical context. Prototype work in progress. For more information on the Flute Project visit

1988- professional flute technician/ developer with international reputation
one of a handful top technicians - worldwide; have influenced to bring new technology in modern flute making processes at Muramatsu , Japan
1988- investigations in own regime concerning materials and design of modern concert flute
1988- professional silversmith
1988- participating as flutist in chamber music projects on regular basis
2010- Chairman for Kultur på Mauritzberg, producing and hosting cultural events as concerts in Mauritzberg and the Mill of Mauritzberg - until now more than 100 public events.

2012 wine jar for Church of Skepplanda
1995 wedding crown for Redbergskyrkan, Gothenburg
1994 outdoor enamel work, Kungälv
1989 Sculptural environment for SIAB; head office, Gothenburg; ”fragments of time sculpting”
1987 Hair jewellery piece - In the permanent collection of contemporary Scandinavian silver, the Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg


since 1987 invited to exhibit in various group exhibitions of contemporary jewellery and silver works; Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Martigues, Edinburgh …
Solo exhibitions; Gothenburg, Varberg, Kungälv


Bildkonstnärsfonden National Artistic Grant
Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien The Royal Academy of Music
The City of Gothenburg for artistic works
Ale kommun
Folksam etc

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