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Nine New Graduates

9th Nov - 28th Jan 2018

Pair – brooch in paper, Japanese lacquer, eggshell, veneered seashell, silver, steel wire

Pair – brooch in paper, Japanese lacquer, eggshell, veneered seashell, silver, steel wire

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Miki Asai

Miki Asai’s jewellery is inspired by intangible and those fleeting and changeable phenomenon, and how this portrays the nature of everything in the world. Her aesthetics and concept are strongly based on her Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in impermanence, imperfection, transience and ephemerality.
She creates jewellery that captures and preserves momentary beauty to own the fragments of a fleeting world, life and everything.

Her work explores where concept, materiality and design meet. The soft and organic forms, fading colour, cracking effect of eggshell, iridescent surface of pearls and surprising lightness of paper and aluminum explain her feelings on transience and fleetingness often introducing Japanese traditional techniques and materials like Japanese lacquer, pearls or pigments in her own way.

Biographical Details

IDENTITY - The contemporary jewellery world's next generation make their mark: Adrienn Pesti, Glasgow School of Art; Miki Asai, Glasgow School of Art; Hayley Grafflin, Sheffield Hallam University; Song Wang, Birmingham School of Jewellery; Hannah Lornie, Glasgow School of Art; Evgeniia Balashova, Glasgow School of Art;
Mara Balode
, Glasgow School of Art; Isla Christie, Glasgow School of Art; Paula Treimane, Glasgow School of Art.