The collection of Dragon Myth is inspired by an Asian minority myth: 'Sons of the Dragon'. There are nine mythological sons of the dragon king and each of them has special powers as a new hybrid creature. The nine monsters are used as ornaments according to their nature and shape. Related historical relics can be found throughout East Asia, they are decorated on temples, swords, incense burners, etc.
Based on these historical archives, Herman Sun has tried to bring this traditional Asian subculture back into the modern world. The Dragon Myth collection includes a fashion scarf, high-end handmade jewellery and functional components. The main design purpose is to encourage people to feel his minority culture through wearing, touching and playing. Each item in the collection is designed with a unique part and a flexible part. It is Herman's contemporary way of showing new views with traditions and crafts.
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Jewellery & Metal, 2019
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Herman Sun is a designer-maker-jeweller-traveller. He is keen on exploring minority subcultures hidden in every corner of the world. He makes sculptural-style jewellery to express his minority aesthetic and style. He is a nomad.
Herman's collections are almost handcrafted with his nomadic style. Most of his works are based on minority materials, antiques, rare gemstones, decorative totems and traditional crafts. He aims to unfold minority subculture within a contemporary fashion style and bring his 'fusion' cultural jewellery to travel around the contemporary world.
- MA Luxury Brand Management, University of Southampton, 2016
- Visiting jewellery artist and lecturer, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, 2019; Visiting jewellery artist and project leader, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 2019; Brand and design supervisor, JINBEN Metal PUB, Beijing, 2015; Jewellery designer, Hua Yunge Jade Company, Beijing, 2013; Antique restoration assistant, National Palace Museum (China), Beijing, 2011
- SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, 2019; Collectiva Meeting, Collectiva Gallery, Porto, 2019; Art Fair In Hotel, The Peninsula Beijing, Beijing, 2019; 'ID', Bloomsbury Gallery, London, 2019; AUTOR Art Jewellery Fair, National Theatre, Bucharest, 2019; 'Material Statement', Dyson Gallery, London,2019; 'Artust', Wuhan International Conference & Exhibition Center, Wuhan, 2019; Joya Barcelona, Disseny Hub, Barcelona, 2018; China National Autumn International Jewellery Exhibition, Beijing International Exhibition Center, Beijing, 2018; Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 2017; China National Autumn International Jewellery Exhibition, Beijing International Exhibition Center, Beijing, 2016
- Fellowship, British Royal Gem Appraisers (FGA); WSET Level 2 Award in British Red Wine, WSET School London; National Scholarship of China
- Celia Suarez, Joya Que Marcan, La Vanguardia, 13(12), 2019, p.50; Georgia Davies, Easter Gift Edition, British GQ, 2/3, 2019, p.290; Jessica Alcock, Jewellery Designer Profile, British Vogue, 01, 2019, p.287; Jessica Alcock, Jewellery Designer Profile, British Vogue, 12, 2018, p.303; Georgia Davies, Christmas Gift Edition, British GQ, 12, 2018, p.282; Jessica Alcock, Jewellery Designer Profile, British Vogue, 11, 2018, p.298; Georgia Davies, Christmas Gift Edition, British GQ, 11, 2018, p.286; Maŕia J. Vascónez, Jewellery Artist, JOYA 2018 Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects, 10, 2018, p.40