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Published: 02.12.2022
Iris Qu. Brooch: Kinetic, 2021. Sterling silver, anodized titanium, steel wire.. 7.2 x 2 x 1.7 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. 
. Iris’s graduate collection is inspired by her childhood experience of collecting glass marbles from Ramune. From a child’s perspective, marbles in bottles are precious gems trapped in treasure boxes; play park facilities are castles, warships, battlegrounds.  Iris discovered some similarities between these two things. Thus, she decided to develop her work combining the trapped treasure idea with the elements picked from play park facilities. She intended to make a series of jewellery that reminds people of their lovely childhood and could accompany adults like herself through any future challenges. . Iris Qu
Brooch: Kinetic, 2021
Sterling silver, anodized titanium, steel wire.
7.2 x 2 x 1.7 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts

Iris’s graduate collection is inspired by her childhood experience of collecting glass marbles from Ramune. From a child’s perspective, marbles in bottles are precious gems trapped in treasure boxes; play park facilities are castles, warships, battlegrounds.  Iris discovered some similarities between these two things. Thus, she decided to develop her work combining the trapped treasure idea with the elements picked from play park facilities. She intended to make a series of jewellery that reminds people of their lovely childhood and could accompany adults like herself through any future challenges. 
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The philosophy of the Jewellery and Silversmithing department is balancing innovation with old and new approaches to traditional craft techniques. Our objective is to design and create personal and individual work that integrates ‘thought’ and ‘practice’ sharing a common sensitivity to the complex relationships that humans form for objects.