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Edinburgh College of Art

MFA Graduates 2016

A selection of the MFA students of the Edinburgh College of Art Jewellery Department, whose work collectively demonstrates technical and conceptual design innovation in a range of materials using machine or hand-craft skills.

Wanshu Li

Go with the Glow

The inspiration for the jewellery series “Go with the Glow” stems from capturing the moving moments in the natural world. I was deeply attracted by free-swimming marine animal. For example jellyfish, which is soft, light, and glowing with the characteristics of amazing colours. I was also fascinated by dancing, rave party and laser light show.

The work is developed by experimenting with acrylic, moving beads, UV reactive nylon wire, UV light and fluorescent paints resulting in light-weighted tactile, colourful and playful pieces. The nylon wires under UV light create an amazing fluorescent effect and provide a pleasant visual enjoyment for the wearers and viewers. Moreover, the pieces create subtle sounds, following freely with the movements of the body.
www.liwanshu.co

Ring, acrylic, silver, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube, nylon wire. Photography (under UV light) Shannon Tofts
Brooch, acrylic, silver, seed beads, nylon wire. Photography (under UV light) Shannon Tofts
"Pom-Pom" Pendant, acrylic, seed beads, nylon wire. Photography (under UV light) Wanshu Li
"Floating" Pendant, acrylic, seed beads, sequins, nylon wire, fluorescent plastis. Photography (under UV light) Shannon Tofts

Yoo Kyung Song

Reflection of the Soul

Inspired by structural shapes such as architectural designs and geometrical objects, YooKyung is specialized in artful and sculptural jewellery with special attention to metal and mirror’s reflection and refraction.  By incorporating the techniques of etching and folding and computing skill like rhino into the jewellery making process, Yookyung aims to explore wearable, classy and intriguing jewellery.

 

www.yookyungsong.com

Brooch, oxidised silver, mirrored acrylic, steel wire. Photography by Shannon Tofts
"Reflection" Brooch, oxidised silver, mirrored acrylic, steel wire. Photography by Shannon Tofts
"Reflection" Brooch, oxidised silver, mirrored acrylic, steel wire. Photography by Shannon Tofts
"Infinite" Brooch, oxidised silver, mirrored acrylic, steel wire. Photography by Shannon Tofts
"Perfection" Brooch, oxidised silver, mirrored acrylic, steel wire. Photography by Shannon Tofts

Eva Fernandez Martos

Priceous Air

In the current economic climate, more and more natural resources are becoming commercial items monopolised by multinational companies. In a hypothetical future, with the increasing levels of air pollution, fresh air could become a lucrative commodity. The design work for this project develops around hypothetical containers for commercialised fresh air that people would carry around to satisfy their needs. As so, these containers would be an additional artefact to the human outfit.

 

www.evafernandezmartos.co.uk

Ruoyan Wang

21 Century Anti-stress Devices

In the work 21 Century Anti-stress Devices, Ruoyan Wang researched different stresses in the modern daily life and attempted to help dealing with daily displeasure caused by the negative side of our fast-paced life-style. The collection involves varies sensations like sight, hearing, smell and touch, By interaction, these jewellery ”devices” are aimed trying to help people to regain positive feelings and to recover the ability of experience the subtle joy of life itself.

 

www.wangruoyan.com

Somewhere for Your Hand. Designed for unsettling situations, your are surrounded by people you don't know, standing alone, feeling nervous and awkward.
When you wear this device, it offers you a pocket for your hand and the metal teardrop part balances the weight of your hand. Silver-plated Copper, Veg-tanned Leather, Merino Wool
Inhaler for Anxious Minds. Fast-paced modern life-style makes everyone feel in a hurry.
This inhaler is a openable structure with lavender inside and a sunken nose shape for user to put nose in and inhale the soothing lavender smell. Sterling Silver, Merino Wool, Lavender, Steel Wire
Do You Really Need To See That? This Device tries to deal with the information overload issue. Do you really need to see some acquaintance's every facebook event?
When you wear this device, the soft part around eyes will force you to close your eyes and stop watching, do some thinking. Sterling Silver, Merino Wool, Beads
Squeeeeeze. There was news in Asian countries that people go to supermarkets to smash instant noodles to let off steam. Squeezing seems like a act that people like to do to get rid of some stress.(like squeezing bubble wrap)
This device allows users to squeeze however they want to and when they squeeze, the soft wool inside would come out and greet them. Sterling Silver, Veg-tanned leather, Merino Wool, Silicone

Edinburgh College of Art MFA Graduates 2016

www.eca.ed.ac.uk

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