Please join us and Kaori for the opening reception of Selected Solo: An exhibition of enamelware by Kaori Juzu.
Thursday, September 24th 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Mjölk, 2959 Dundas Street West. Artist in attendance.
Kaori Juzus’ jewellery is a gentle and sophisticated blend of materials, techniques, texture and pattern.
Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Kaori moved to Bornholm, Denmark, to study art. She apprenticed with the Danish jewellery designer Per Suntum before establishing her own practice.
Each piece she creates is carefully crafted from copper, silver and gold and is hammered into their individual forms. Colour and texture is applied through multiple layers of enamel, a form of powdered glass, which is then fired at high temperatures to transform wearable objects into art.
Her process is laborious and time consuming. It is also conscientious of the interactions between forms and environment. Kaori Juzu seeks to enhance the expressive quality of an object by giving depth and texture to form, allowing form and surface to melt together.
Above three images are brooches.
Above two photos are necklace.
The enamelware and shapes echo natural forms.