YOKO IZAWA

-Workshop London. Veiled Jewellery using knitted Lycra and nylon yarn with perspex, polypropylene, pearls and precious metals. Finalist for the Jerwood Prize 2007. In The Alice and Louis Koch Collection. Exhibitions include SOFA Chicago, Galeria Bielak, Poland and Kath Libbert, Saltaire.

yoko izawa rings

Artist's Statement

Since her MA studies at the Royal College of Art, London, Yoko Izawa has been exploring concepts ambiguity and formal material constraints. Her jewellery uses a range of non-precious materials establish a series of tensions between inside and outside, between strength and delicacy and between certainty and ambiguity.

 For Izawa, the veiled jewellery series, serves to 'express my interpretation of Japanese cultural values and spirituality. Although certainty is often required in modern society, I am interested in exploring the concept of ambiguous expression by containg, veiling or wrapping'.

 Izawa was one of six finalists of 'Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2007 - Jewellery', the most prestigous prize in the applied art field in the United Kingdom.

 

Further Images

Petal Necklace

Petal Necklace

Rings

Rings

Knitted rings

Knitted rings


bracelets

bracelets

necklace

necklace

knitted bracelets

knitted bracelets


Necklace

Necklace

Bracelet 'Stream'

Bracelet 'Stream'

Necklace 'Dew drops'

Necklace 'Dew drops'


Necklace 'Petal'

Necklace 'Petal'

Necklace 'Layers of petals'

Necklace 'Layers of petals'

Necklace 'Blossom'

Necklace 'Blossom'


Bracelet 'Petal'

Bracelet 'Petal'

'Veiled ring'

'Veiled ring'

Necklace 'Seaweed'

Necklace 'Seaweed'


Necklace 'Seaweed/pearls'

Necklace 'Seaweed/pearls'

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