Illustration - Brittany Davies

Mizuki is an award winning contemporary jewellery artist, living and working in Worcestershire having graduated from Hereford College of Arts.

Practicing in mark-making and playing with paper gives Mizuki simple yet delicate design ideas in her jewellery making. Enamelling is Mizuki’s most recent fascination in her practice, she creates unique mark-making patterns on delicate enamelled copper surfaces using the sgraffito (scratching) technique. Every line she draws is individual and is changed by the firing time in the kiln, giving different results in each project. Oxidised black silver fastenings for each enamelled element are carefully designed and handmade by Mizuki, the black lines cast like shadow lines parallel with the scratched enamel marks.

All of Mizuki’s jewellery creations are unique and one-off pieces. 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.

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.

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)

Current & Forthcoming Exhibitions & Events
Playful Shapes, Studio Vault
Showcase at Clifton Rocks, Bristol, from 4th May
MADE LONDON Marylebone, London, 24-27th October
Contemporary Craft Fair DISCOVER - GATHER - GIVE, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 2nd & 3rd November
MAKE 2019, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, 16th November 2019 - 5th January 2020
Court Barn Christmas Exhibition, Chipping Campden, 23rd November 2019 - 5th January 2020

Awards and Achievements
2018 Best in Show, Made By Hand Cheltenham
2017 Sue Herdman One to Watch award, MADE LONDON Marylebone
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 British Society of Enamellers
2014 Winner of the Clive Richards Award for Student of the Year
2014 Winner of the Henryka Project

Past Exhibitions & Events
2019 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
2019 h.Art Herefordshire Art Week, Trumpet Corner Gallery
2019 Art in the Park Festival, Leamington Spa
2019 Contemporary Craft Fair DISCOVER - GATHER - GIVE, Stratford-Upon-Avon
2019 Made By Hand Cheltenham, Cheltenham
2019 Winter Exhibition, Anne Morgan Jewellery
2019 Out of This World – Glimpses of Magic, The Art Shop and Chapel
2018 Crafted for CHRISTMAS, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
2018 Jewellery showcase curated by Anna Lewis, Mission Gallery, Swansea
2018 Contemporary Arts Fair DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE, Stratford-Upon-Avon
2018 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
2018 h.Art 'Arts and Crafts Alive in Brockhampton', Herefordshire
2018 MADE showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, York
2018 Made in Leamingtonm at Art in the Park, Leamington Spa
2018 Scratch the Surface, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
2018 The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon
2018 Spring Showcase, the Longship, Scotland
2018 Spring Exhibition, Gallery Nine, Bath
2018 Hand + Heart, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire
2018 Made by Hand Cheltenham, Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham
2017-18 Winter Showcase, Gill Wing Jewellery, London
2017-18 Winter Show, The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
2017 The Elements, Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst East Sussex
2017 Made by Hand, City Hall, Cardiff
2017 MADE LONDON Marylebone, Marylebone, London
2017 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Campfield Market Hall, Manchester
2017 h.Art OMP prize exhibition, The Craft Gallery, Old Mayor's Parlour, Hereford
2017 h.Art, Trumpet Tea Room: Gallery & Garden, Herefordshire
2017 Showcase, Anne Morgan Jewellery, Penarth
2017 Leamington Art in the Park Festival, 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