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Artist Statement
Porcelain is often associated with precious tableware and tea sets.
With my jewellery I want to bring this unique elegance of porcelain closer to the people.
One important element of my work is to make this precious, care requiring feeling of porcelain wearable.
To preserve the unique feel of porcelain, I often use pure white, polished Mont-Blanc porcelain paired with minimal shapes.
In my work I want to merge this traditional elegance of porcelain with the dynamic characteristics of fabric.
Many of my pieces resemble clothing parts like collars and hems and also follow the flexible character of fabric.
By attaching these fabric features to porcelain and of cloth shapes to jewellery, I aim to blur the borders between these elements and concepts to create an uncommon, contemporary perspective onto porcelain jewellery.
CV
Education
Master of Arts in Design at FHP University of Applied Science, Potsdam, Germany
Studies in Ceramic-&Glass Design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art & Design Halle, Germany
Internship at the Porcelain Manufacture Adam & Ziege, Potsdam, Germany
B.F.A. in Ceramic Craft, Kookmin University for Architecture & Design, Seoul, South Korea
Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2017            
7th Gioielli in Fermento - Master Collection, Ziano Piacentino, Italy
Whois Publisher Prize for the Arts & Crafts Design Award 2016

2016            
Pilino Soma VOL. ll "Ceramic Jewellery Exhibition", The Sowl gallery, Athens, Greece
"Mia & Mariko", Ubi Gallery, Beijing, China
The After JOYA Effect IIl "Jewelry Fusion", Popeye Loves Olive, Athens, Greece
6th Gioielli in Fermento - Premio Torre Fornello, Ziano Piacentino, Italy
"Love is_ " Exhibition - Shang Hai edition, J-Tour Gallery, Shang Hai, China
"TRANSITExhibition - Jewellery from over the world", Creativity Oggetti in Turin, Italy
"Love is_ " Exhibition - Hong Kong edition, Ame Gallery, Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence for the Arts & Crafts Design Award 2015

2015           
"Love is_ " Exhibition, PIN sstudio, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
7th JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Off JOYA - Gioielli in Fermento #gallery, Cassina showroom, Barcelona, Spain
The After JOYA Effect II " 6000 Fragments / The Floating Islands", Popeye Loves Olive, Athens, Greece
5th Gioielli in Fermento - Premio Torre Fornello, Ziano Piacentino, Italy
24th Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, Individual Exhibition “VIVID!”, Legnica Cultural Centre, Poland
"Spring on Skin" Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, el.marneri galerie, Athens, Greece

2014           
"The Parallel Worlds" Exhibition, Alliages, Lille, France
13th SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Winner of the Gallery of Art In Legnica Award at 6th JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair
6th JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Off JOYA “Gioielli in Fermento #gallery”, Boffi showroom, Barcelona, Spain
Creativity Contest "Il gioiello si mette in posa", Creativity Oggetti, Turin, Italy
Art Jewellery as Fashion Statement “Wear It Loud”, Reinstein/Ross, New York, USA
Craft Platform, Culture Station Seoul284, Seoul, South Korea
The After JOYA Effect "International Jewellery Fusion", Popeye Loves Olive, Athens, Greece
“Empreintes” Permanent Exhibition, Alliages, Lille, France
4th Gioielli in Fermento - Premio Torre Fornello, Ziano Piacentino, Italy
"The Moment" Exhibition, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Bandal Art Museum, South Korea
"Contemporary Jewel Illustrated", La Basilica Galeria Temporary Exhibitions, Barcelona, Spain

2013           
8th Craft Trend Fair, COEX, Seoul, South Korea
"La Cour des Miracles" Exhibition, Alliages, Lille, France
5th JOYA Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Fair, FAD, Barcelona, Spain
1st Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj-Napoca Museum of Art, Romania
11a Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica Artística de Aveiro, Museu de Aveiro, Portugal
8. Internationale Keramikbiennale der Stadt Kapfenberg, Galerie des KUlturZentrums, Austria
8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, International Pavilion, South Korea
4th Cominelli Foundation Award, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy
JOYA Special Mention Prize at Premio Torre Fornello - 3rd Gioielli in Fermento, Ziano Piacentino, Italy

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