June 17, 2021
Mia Kwon is one of the 8 artists featured in our show 'Form & Function' from May 8th - August 7th, 2021. The artists in this show blur the lines between sculptural and wearable, and are experimental in the forms they incorporate into their pieces. Shop the entire exhibition HERE
Q: Where did you study Jewelry/Metalsmithing and where?
A: Studied Ceramic Craft in Korea (Bachelor), Design in Germany (Masters) and self taught myself metal smith skills through corses and practice over the years
Q: What inspires your work?
A: I wanted to create beautiful jewelry out of porcelain. Creating objects that are great to wear and create a fresh perspective on porcelain jewelry.
Q: Do you have a favorite piece you've made?
A: Necklace 'Beauty in the Struggle'
Q: What made you want to start making jewelry?
A: I wanted to bring the elegance and delicate feel of well crafted porcelain closer to people, it was sort of a natural step for me to combined my passion for fashion, craft and porcelain to achieve this.
Q: What is your favorite process? Why that one over others?
A: One important element of my work is to make my porcelain jewellery comfortably wearable, while still keeping the unique and precious feel of hand crafted porcelain. I developed and combined my own set of processes to achieve this. For my slip cast porcelain elements, I use Mont-Blanc porcelain, because of its fine texture and colour and also its strength. I polish the finished pieces to reach a super slick surface, which is nice to watch and wear. My favourite part of the process is the initial ideation process to think about a new work. During the production process I enjoy the part where I combine colours and shapes of the smaller elements into a larger work.
Q: Who is your favorite artist/who do you wear?
A: Manon van Kouswijk, PE/AH (I like these very much as jewelry artists, I don't own pieces done by them)
Q: Is there an artist on your personal wishlist that you hope to own one day?
A: Christian Metzner, bubun works
Q: What is something you would want someone to know about your work that they might not know?
A: The most important part for me is to showcase that porcelain can be designful, delicate and comfortably wearable. I want people to wear it and change their perception of what porcelain jewelry can be.
Q: When you're not making jewelry, what are you doing?
A: Food is very important to me, so I enjoy cooking and eating delicious food with the people that are most important to me.
Mia KwonShe/HerBerlin, Germany
To shop her entire collection, CLICK HERE
July 28, 2021