Celebrating Twenty Years at Salts Mill
A Fantastical Array of International Art Jewellery

14th July - 25th Sept 2016

Brown chequered brooch

Brown chequered brooch

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Makiko Mitsunari

My intention is to express my intimate feelings, which is closely related to nature through my experiences and memories. My inspiration comes from a study of minerals, using angular crystalline forms or sections of crystals or stones, epecially their structures and patterns. Natural products often give complex and chaotic appearences, but it is highly structured and organised, which attracts me. I interpret their systematic arrangement, and replace it with my own arrengement.

It is important for my works to hold a good balance among contrasting materials and colours. The colour is also an essential part to help achieve harmony. Arranging the simple forms and the repetitive patterns of nature appeals to my sense of order.

Through the process of making my works, I increase my interest in observing and expressing my view of the world.

Biographical Details

20/20 Featuring work by twenty International Art Jewellers:
Carina Shoshtary, Germany; Sophie Hanagarth, Switzerland/France; Tithi Kutchamuch, Thailand;
Yojae Lee, South Korea; Jing Yang, China; Hee-ang Kim, South Korea; Deborah Rudolph, Germany;
Akiko Kurihara, Japan; Christoph Straube, Germany; Esther Suares Ruiz, Colombia; Ignasi Cavaller, Spain; Julia Baudler, Germany; Niklas Link, Germany; Thanh Truc Nguyen, Germany; Nils Hint, Estonia;
Patricia Domingues
, Portugal; Makiko Mitsunari, Japan; Lucie Houdkova, Czech Republic;
Klara Sipkova
, Czech Republic; Julie Decubber, France.