Angel Hui began her work placement in the learning team at the Crafts Council in March 2019 whilst studying MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Angel has previously worked in galleries and museums with international artists and curators on delivering exhibitions and programmes.
Inspired by Tatty Devine’s design and their playful acrylic jewellery, Angel’s picked her favourite makers that blur the boundaries of art, culture and fashion.
Akiko Kurihara’s jewellery pieces use humour and wit in minimalistic ways. They relate to casual discoveries in daily life and small findings in physical phenomena which we unconsciously use.
Yichen Dong is currently studying MA Jewellery & Metal at Royal College of Art. She works through exploring, developing and making creative jewellery objects from daily life. She is interested in developing concepts of jewellery through making and material choosing.
Felieke van der Leest creates jewellery which reimages the secret life of animals as jewels. Her unique jewellery brings magical worlds to the imagination of the viewer. She uses toy animals to convey the thoughts and ideas behind her pieces, sometimes pointing to fairy tales or proverbs, sometimes quite outspoken, touching on subjects like environmental issues or animal abuse.
Arata Fuchi’s work is inspired by the Japanese sense of beauty. In her work he explores the ancient South Korean technique ‘Kum-Bu’ to express the vitality of nature in his own way. He has also created his own technique called pulverization.
With a background in Japanese-style painting and traditional Japanese weaving techniques, Kazumi Nagano draws inspiration from the Japanese appreciation for the act of holding and the beauty of nature which changes seasonally. Her delicate brooch creations of thin gold wire and woven paper form the illusion of brushstrokes.