Illustration - Brittany Davies

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 is a significant role 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.

In Mizuki’s collection of jewellery, paper-thin porcelain or enamelled copper elements are set on a 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.


Born in Ibaraki, Japan in 1985, Mizuki graduated from Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts in Visual Design. After that, she became interested in making jewellery and seeking a challenge in a totally different environment and came to Hereford UK in 2011 to study and graduated with a first class with honours in BA Jewellery Design.

Education
2011 - 2014 BA(Hons) Jewellery Design - First Class with Honours, Hereford College of Arts (UK)
2005 - 2007 Associate's Degree in Visual Design - A Class, Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts (Japan)

Exhibitions & Events
Forthcoming Events
2017 Showcase / June - August, Anne Morgan Jewellery, Penarth
2017 h.Art OMP prize exhibition, 1st - 30th September, The Craft Gallery, Old Mayor's Parlour, Hereford
2017 h.Art, 9th - 17th September, Trumpet Tea Room: Gallery & Garden, Herefordshire
2017 The Elements, 30th September - 24th December, Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst East Sussex
2017 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, 12th - 15th October, Campfield Market Hall, Manchester
2017 Made London Marylebone, 19th - 22nd October, Marylebone, London 
2017 Made by Hand, 3rd - 5th November, City Hall, Cardiff

Past Events
2017 Leamington Art in the Park Festival, 5th - 6th August, Royal Leamington Spa
2017 InProcess, De Koffie Pot Gallery, De Koffie Pot, Hereford
2017 The Craft Gallery Showcase, Old Mayor’s Parlour, Hereford

2015 - 2017 Modern Japanese Design, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2017 Atmospheric Aesthetics, Trumpet Corner Gallery, Hereford
2016 .... and a Side Serving of Silver, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire
2016 Enamoured, Assay Office, Birmingham
2016 Hereford Contemporary, Leftbank, Hereford
2016 Paper, metal & stitch, Trumpet Corner Gallery, Hereford
2016 Enamoured, The Goldsmith's Centre, London
2016 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Old Granada Studios, Manchester
2016 Craft Open West Midlands, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
2016 Eastern Aesthetics, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2016 The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds
2015 Osmosis, Temple Bar, Dublin
2015 Hatch exhibition, Old Mayor's Parlour, Hereford
2015 The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, One year on, Manchester
2015 Not Too Precious retail showcase, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, North Wales
2014 Made by Hand, Cardiff
2014 The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Graduate Showcase, Manchester
2014 Upcoming Designers: Hereford graduate, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
2014 Young Open Exhibition, Hereford
2014 Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Summer Show, Chipping Campden
2014 New Designers, London
2014 Hereford College of Arts Degree Show, Hereford
2013 Ludlow Fringe Festival, Ludlow

Stockists
Anne Morgan Jewellery, 10 Glebe St, Penarth CF64 1ED
Beaumaris Jewellery Studio, 20 Castle St, Beaumaris, LL58 8AP
Cornwall Contemporary, 1 Parade St, Penzance TR18 4BU

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, 2nd floor, Salts Mill, Saltaire, BD18 3LA
STORIEL, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor, North Wales
The Gallery shop, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3JL
Trumpet Corner Gallery, Parkhold Cottage, Trumpet, LEDBURY, HR8 2RA

Awards and Achievements
2017 h.Art OMP 1st prize - an exhibition at The Craft Gallery in September 2017 during h.Art Herefordshire art week
2016 Hereford Contemporary The DKP Gallery Award sponsored by De Koffie Pot Hereford
2016 Hereford Contemporary - Selected for New Business Support Stand

2015 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Selected for One Year On stand
2014 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Selected for Graduate showcase
2014 - 2017 Member of the Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers
2014 Winner of the Clive Richards Award for Student of the Year
2014 Winner of the Henryka Project