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Han Xu

MA work

SPLASH

I want to freeze-frame beautiful moments. Fascinating moments. Inspirational moments. I am reawakening my visual language into a jewellery collection.
 
My concept transcends the constraints of traditional stone setting. I am creating new ways of metal-less mounting.
 
I am focusing on the sensation of how a diamond splash would feel on the skin and how the crystals flow on the body. I am exploring the possibilities of glass achieving a perfect splash silhouette. I began thinking about crystal gravity which led to the invention of my new carrier liquid. This liquid simulates the weight of a crystal, therefore allowing them to 'swim' naturally inside of my jewellery pieces. This 'swimming' highlights the maximum reflection of the stones. 

Info

  • Beau porfile
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2014

    Specialism

    Jewellery

  • I want to freeze-frame beautiful moments. Fascinating moments. Inspirational moments. I am reawakening my visual language into a jewellery collection.

    My concept transcends the constraints of traditional stone setting. I am creating new ways of metal-less mounting.

    I am focusing on the sensation of how a diamond splash would feel on the skin and how the crystals flow on the body. I am exploring the possibilities of glass achieving a perfect splash silhouette. I began thinking about crystal gravity which led to the invention of my new carrier liquid. This liquid simulates the weight of a crystal, therefore allowing them to 'swim' naturally inside of my jewellery pieces. This 'swimming' highlights the maximum reflection of the stones. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, 2012; Graduate Diamonds Diploma; Graduate Pearls Diploma; Accredited Jewellery Professional Diploma, Gemological Institute of America (GIA), London Campus, 2013
  • Experience

  • Freelance make-up artist and visual director, Beijing and Hong Kong, 2008–2012; Consultant jewellery designer and personal wardrobe instructor, VIPKU.COM, Shanghai and Beijing, 2010–2011
  • Exhibitions

  • A Stone's Throw Away, Burlington Arcade, London, 2014; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Virtual Insanity, Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, 2013; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Effe Kijken 5/Let's Have a Look, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2013 ; Degree Show, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2012 ; Contemporary Jewellery, HONGDING Jewellery Gallery, Beijing, 2010–2011
  • Awards

  • Finalist, International Talent Support Competition, 2014; First, A Stone’s Throw Away Fine Jewellery Competition, 2014; Distinction Honor Award, Central Academy of Fine Arts Degree Show, Beijing, 2012; First, Communication, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2012 ; First-level National Scholarship; Second-level Academy Scholarship, Chinese Ministry for Education National Award, 2012; Second prize, Bangwan Cup Design Competition, 2011

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