(1)Mia Kwon_권은미

likeleaf #03

Necklace, 2013

Mont-Blanc porcelain, Bohemian glass beads, silk thread

200 x 220 x 25 mm

(2)Mia Kwon_권은미

likelace #03

Necklace, 2013

Mont-Blanc porcelain, Bohemian glass beads, silk thread

165 x 220 x 10 mm

(3)Mia Kwon_권은미

likeflower #01

Necklace, 2012

Mont-Blanc porcelain, silk thread, Textile

180 x 180 x 20 mm

(4)Mia Kwon_권은미

unbroken #12 – “like broken”

Necklace, 2013

Mont-Blanc porcelain, Bohemian glass beads, silk thread, textile

70 x 330 x 80 mm

(5)Mia Kwon_권은미

likelace #05 –  “wearing laces”

Necklace, 2013

Mont-Blanc porcelain, Bohemian glass beads, silk thread

170 x 200 x 10 mm

(6)Mia Kwon_권은미

likeleaf #04  “wearing leaves” 

Necklace, 2013

Mont-Blanc porcelain, Bohemian glass beads, silk thread

240 x 240 x 25 mm

(7)Mia Kwon_권은미

likeleaf #07 

Necklace, 2013

Mont-Blanc porcelain, Bohemian glass beads, silk thread

180 x 240 x 25 mm

(8)Mia Kwon_권은미

unbroken #10 – “like broken”

Necklace, 2013

Mont-Blanc porcelain, Bohemian glass beads, silk thread, rubber

70 x 320 x 150 mm

(9)Mia Kwon_권은미

unbroken #03 – “like broken”

Necklace, 2012

Mont-Blanc porcelain, silk thread, textile, magnet, silicon

70 x 260 x 80 mm

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.

 

도자기를 떠올리면, 사람들은 흔히 고급 식기나 다기세트를 연상하곤 한다. 도자기가  자아내는 특유의 우아함을 사람들이 좀 더 가까이 느끼고 즐겼으면 하는 마음에, 장신구에 그 소중하고 귀중한 느낌을 그대로 옮겨 wearing ceramic을 실현하고자 한다. 이를 위해 순백색의 Mont-Blanc porcelain을 사용, slip casting과 polishing 기법으로 매끄러운 질감의 심플한 형태를 갖는 요소들을 silk thread로 연결하여, 도자기 고유의 우아함에 섬유의 다이나믹한 개성을 얹어 엮는다. 옷깃이나 소매단처럼 섬유의 유동성을 닮은 장신구들은 때론 옷의 일부분으로 귀속되어 장신구와 패션 그 경계에 서기도 한다. 도자기에 섬유의 성질을 그리고 장신구에 섬유의 형상을 담아, 서로 다른 성격의 물질과 장르의 충돌 속 조화로부터 얻게될 uncommon  contemporary porcelain jewellery로, 그들 사이의 경계를 허문 또 다른 이름의 장신구를 꿈꿔본다.

 

Biography

 

Education

Master of Design at FHP University of Applied Science, Potsdam, Germany

Studies in Ceramic-&Glass Design at 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, Korea

 

Selected exhibitions & Awards

5th jOYA Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Fair 2013. Spain

11th Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica Artística de Aveiro 2013, Portugal

Fondazione Cominelli Foundation 2013 Award, Italy

Torre Fornello Award – Gioielli in fermento 2013 / Special mention Prize, Italy

2013 KOCA Group exhibition – Healing with Ceramic Jewellery, Korea

2011 The 3rd Seoul International Accessory Competition / Special Prize, Korea

2011 International Accessory Invited Exhibition, Korea