Demi Chao is a Birmingham School of Jewellery graduate student and describes that the design of her bespoke brooches was ‘inspired by pollen cells under microscopic and sea corals.’
“Just like the organisms in the natural world, this series of brooches are colorful and textural. They are inspired by the microscopic photographs of pollen cells and sea corals which possess vibrant colours and peculiar shapes. They always make me want to touch them. Therefore, the idea of making playful and tactile jewellery came to mind.
For me, the best way to research is through material. The process of testing materials is interesting and full of surprises; the result is always beyond expectations. I enjoy transforming the flat sheet into three-dimensional forms, because it is unpredictable and exciting. Colour is another theme of my work. I am fascinated by the creatures which have flamboyant colours. So my work adopts different colours and tone combinations to present various and gradual changes of colours, in order to express the the dynamic nature of the texture in my work. I emphasize a sense of dynamic texture in my jewellery to encourage interaction between work and audience. My work seeks to ignite people’s curiosity and enjoyment.”
“About current projects, according to the forms which have been made out, I selected three type of forms. Each style has different features, for this reason, I plan to divide them to three collections then to develop them respectively. During studying on MA Jewellery , I become interested in exploring materials to express my design idea. Therefore, in the future, I will keep developing my three collection separately, I am going to experiment what effect will be achieved through interaction between audience and pieces.”
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