Kyosun Jung

Born: 1984
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

Kyosun Jung’s work exudes a striking combination and contrast of simple forms with expressive decoration. Her designs are well considered, thoroughly developed and beautifully crafted. Kyosun completed a BA Hons Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery course at the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester, UK. She is currently working from the workshop of the internationally renowned silversmith Clive Burr at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London.

‘Research, original design and decorative features made to the highest standards is fundamental to my work. My technical work requires focused concentration and skill to produce quality outcomes, and I do all scales of precious metalwork. I am always extending my technical learning and manufacturing capabilities and I am very interested in reviving traditional techniques in combination with technology i.e. Puk welding. This combination of old and new creates a different visual identity and the main techniques I use at present are; wire applications, hand engraving, puk welding, engine turning and enamelling. I find and utilise inspiring research from nature and geometry with its infinite creations for patterns and textures. For example, observing the linear qualities of water provide plenty of material for the decorative detailing in my designs and I also incorporate aspects of Korean and European aesthetics. My designs start as freehand drawings that are then taken into 3D forms with models and maquettes that are subsequently transferred onto the computer. I work well using both hand and machine technical skills to realise my designs and concepts.

With my recent work, I have taken my enamel pieces inspiration from the night sky, sunset and sunrise. I love the sky’s different colours - it’s always changing; days and night, seasons.’

Public Collections include:

Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths; Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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