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Hye Ri Kim

MA work

MA work

Lock & Key Specialist

This project was initiated by a personal experience of panic, when I thought I was locked in a bathroom. The door was not broken but, in a moment of panic, the lock appeared to be stuck and I could not open it. Looking back, I realise that fear is natural emotion that can arise any time. It is how you deal with it that is important.

Panic is a universal feeling, experienced by everyone at one time or another: keys disappear especially when you need to leave in hurry, the toilet door sticks when you most need get out. By incorporating material tricks and a sense of humour into our everyday objects, I believe negative experiences can be viewed in a positive light.

Don’t panic. The objects that I have designed will help you to see the humour in the scary moments of life, constructively harnessing your fears. 



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2017

  • My background is fine art, now I am artist- jeweller. I projects are inspired from ordinary objects, ordinary people, and ordinary events that encounters every day but most of people usually ignore or does not realised.
  • Degrees

  • BA Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins,2015; BA Fine Arts and Art Theory, Sang Myung University, Seoul, South Korea, 2010
  • Experience

  • Swarovski X Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty X V&A Museum, 2015; The Medical Research Council and MRC Clinical Science centre, Suffrage Science, 2013; The British Art Medal Society, The Medal, Concepts & Carving, London, 2012
  • Awards

  • Finalist, Stone for Theo Fennell Project, 2017; Shortlisted, EC One Gallery, Unsigned Competition, 2015; Runner Up, Winterson pearl Prize, 2015; Runner Up, Theo Fennell gemstone ring Award, 2015; Shortlisted, The Dark Room Concept Store, 2013