Light & Shadow, Paper & Metal
In Mizuki’s collection of jewellery, delicate thin enamelled copper or porcelain elements are set on an oxidised silver wire structure to sit like a drawing on the body. Mark-making and drawings are also important processes in her jewellery making. She examines the balance in space involving light and shadow, working with these delicate paper-thin elements and lines to weave a narrative into her jewellery.
Playing and practicing with paper has always fascinated Mizuki to find creative inspiration in a simple yet delicate design, which may come from a profound influence of her home country of Japan. Its presence and transformation around us always captivates and motivates her in her making.
The making process and experimenting with materials are significant roles in Mizuki’s creativity. Once a piece is made or during its process of making, it feeds her inspiration to get and grow new ideas for the next project.