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Isabella Liu

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Published: 19.12.2019
Isabella Liu. Bracelet: Sqaure Bracelet, 2016.  Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.. From series: Sea Rhymes. Isabella Liu
Bracelet: Sqaure Bracelet, 2016
 Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.
From series: Sea Rhymes
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Isabella Liu. Bracelet: Sqaure Bracelet, 2016.  Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.. From series: Sea Rhymes. On body.. Isabella Liu
Bracelet: Sqaure Bracelet, 2016
 Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.
From series: Sea Rhymes

On body.

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Isabella Liu. Bracelet: Swan Nest Oval Bracelet, 2016. Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.. From series: Sea Rhymes. Isabella Liu
Bracelet: Swan Nest Oval Bracelet, 2016
Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.
From series: Sea Rhymes
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Isabella Liu. Bracelet: Swan Nest Oval Bracelet, 2016. Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.. From series: Sea Rhymes. On body.. Isabella Liu
Bracelet: Swan Nest Oval Bracelet, 2016
Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.
From series: Sea Rhymes

On body.

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Isabella Liu. Ring: Half Ball Ring, 2016.  Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.. From series: Sea Rhymes. Isabella Liu
Ring: Half Ball Ring, 2016
 Gold, rose gold, silver, black rhodium plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone.
From series: Sea Rhymes
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Isabella Liu. Object: Sea Rhymes, 2016.  Silver, black onyx, quartz stone, paint.. From series: Sea Rhymes. Candleholder, vase, lamp.. Isabella Liu
Object: Sea Rhymes, 2016
 Silver, black onyx, quartz stone, paint.
From series: Sea Rhymes
Candleholder, vase, lamp.

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Isabella Liu. Object: Sea Rhymes, 2016. Gold plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone, paint.. From series: Sea Rhymes. Candleholder, vase, lamp.. Isabella Liu
Object: Sea Rhymes, 2016
Gold plated silver, black onyx, quartz stone, paint.
From series: Sea Rhymes
Candleholder, vase, lamp.

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Isabella Liu. Object: Mending - One Brooch in a Midi Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 13 x 10.4 x 3.9 cm. Object and jewellery. Isabella Liu
Object: Mending - One Brooch in a Midi Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
13 x 10.4 x 3.9 cm
Object and jewellery

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - One Earring in a Petite Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 11.3 x 3.6 x 3 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - One Earring in a Petite Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
11.3 x 3.6 x 3 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - One Small Brooch in a Petite Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 9.8 x 4.2 x 3 cm. Object and jewellery. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - One Small Brooch in a Petite Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
9.8 x 4.2 x 3 cm
Object and jewellery

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - One Small Brooch in a Petite Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 13.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - One Small Brooch in a Petite Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
13.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Big Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 20 x 12.3 x 6.2 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Big Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
20 x 12.3 x 6.2 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - Double Rings in a Big Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 20 x 12.3 x 6.2 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - Double Rings in a Big Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
20 x 12.3 x 6.2 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - Double Rings in a Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 13 x 4.8 x 7.8 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - Double Rings in a Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
13 x 4.8 x 7.8 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - Shoulder Brooch In a Big Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 21.6 x 3 x 6 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - Shoulder Brooch In a Big Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
21.6 x 3 x 6 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 13 x 8 x 5.8 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
13 x 8 x 5.8 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 12.3 x 7 x 3.9 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
12.3 x 7 x 3.9 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending – One Big Ring in a Midi Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 13 x 6.8 x 4 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending – One Big Ring in a Midi Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
13 x 6.8 x 4 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - Double Earrings in a Pair of Petite Ceramic Potteries, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 7 x 6.8 x 3.2 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - Double Earrings in a Pair of Petite Ceramic Potteries, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
7 x 6.8 x 3.2 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending Collection Tableware Set, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 13 x 6.8 x 4 cm; 12.3 x 7 x 3.9 cm; 21.6 x 3 x 6 cm. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending Collection Tableware Set, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
13 x 6.8 x 4 cm; 12.3 x 7 x 3.9 cm; 21.6 x 3 x 6 cm
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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Big Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 20 x 12.3 x 6.2 cm. On body.Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Big Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
20 x 12.3 x 6.2 cm

On body.
Object and jewellery.

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Isabella Liu. Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Midi Ceramic Pottery, 2014. Ceramic, gold plated metal.. 12.5 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm. Object and jewellery.. Isabella Liu
Piece: Mending - One Brooch in a Midi Ceramic Pottery, 2014
Ceramic, gold plated metal.
12.5 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
Object and jewellery.

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Mending Collection: Special Council Award, 3D Fashion Led Conceptual Jewellery Award..
Mending Collection: Special Council Award, 3D Fashion Led Conceptual Jewellery Award.

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Isabella Liu. Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014. Tree Bark, brass, thread. 13 x 9 x 3 cm; 15 x 10 x 3 cm. Isabella Liu
Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014
Tree Bark, brass, thread
13 x 9 x 3 cm; 15 x 10 x 3 cm
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Isabella Liu. Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.. 13 x 9 x 3 cm. Isabella Liu
Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.
13 x 9 x 3 cm
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Isabella Liu. Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.. 13 x 9 x 3 cm. Detail view.. Isabella Liu
Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.
13 x 9 x 3 cm

Detail view.

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Isabella Liu. Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.. 13 x 9 x 3 cm. Side view.. Isabella Liu
Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.
13 x 9 x 3 cm

Side view.

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Isabella Liu. Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread.. 15 x 10 x 3 cm. Isabella Liu
Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread.
15 x 10 x 3 cm
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Isabella Liu. Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread.. 15 x 10 x 3 cm. Side view.. Isabella Liu
Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread.
15 x 10 x 3 cm

Side view.

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Isabella Liu. Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread.. 15 x 10 x 3 cm. On body.. Isabella Liu
Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread.
15 x 10 x 3 cm

On body.

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Isabella Liu. Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread.. 15 x 10 x 3 cm. On body.. Isabella Liu
Brooch: Mended Tool, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread.
15 x 10 x 3 cm

On body.

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Isabella Liu. Earrings: Mended…, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.. 7 x 2.5 x 1 cm. Isabella Liu
Earrings: Mended…, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.
7 x 2.5 x 1 cm
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Isabella Liu. Earrings: Mended…, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.. 7 x 2.5 x 1 cm. Side view.. Isabella Liu
Earrings: Mended…, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.
7 x 2.5 x 1 cm

Side view.

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Isabella Liu. Earrings: Mended…, 2014. Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.. 7 x 2.5 x 1 cm. Side view.. Isabella Liu
Earrings: Mended…, 2014
Tree bark, brass, thread, ceramic.
7 x 2.5 x 1 cm

Side view.

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Isabella Liu. Neckpiece: Party, Party, Party, 2014. Laser cutting acetate.. 60 x 40 x 13cm. Isabella Liu
Neckpiece: Party, Party, Party, 2014
Laser cutting acetate.
60 x 40 x 13cm
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Isabella Liu. Neckpiece: Party, Party, Party, 2014. Laser cutting acetate.. 60 x 40 x 13cm. On body.. Isabella Liu
Neckpiece: Party, Party, Party, 2014
Laser cutting acetate.
60 x 40 x 13cm

On body.

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Isabella Liu. Neckpiece: Party, Party, Party, 2014. Laser cutting acetate.. 60 x 40 x 13cm. On body.. Isabella Liu
Neckpiece: Party, Party, Party, 2014
Laser cutting acetate.
60 x 40 x 13cm

On body.

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Party, Party, Party: 2D Gold Fashion Jewellery Award.
Party, Party, Party: 2D Gold Fashion Jewellery Award

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Isabella Liu. Pendant: Scar is No More a Scar, 2013. Silver, silk.. 9.8 x 7.8 x 4 cm. Isabella Liu
Pendant: Scar is No More a Scar, 2013
Silver, silk.
9.8 x 7.8 x 4 cm
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Isabella Liu. Brooch: When I Got Lost…, 2013. Brass, antique books, glass, enamel, wood.. 14 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Isabella Liu
Brooch: When I Got Lost…, 2013
Brass, antique books, glass, enamel, wood.
14 x 10 x 2.5 cm
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Isabella Liu. Brooch: When I Got Lost…, 2013. Brass, antique books, glass, enamel, wood.. 14 x 10 x 2.5 cm. Detail view.. Isabella Liu
Brooch: When I Got Lost…, 2013
Brass, antique books, glass, enamel, wood.
14 x 10 x 2.5 cm

Detail view.

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Isabella Liu. Brooch: When I Got Lost…, 2013. Brass, antique books, glass, enamel.. 8.8 x 8.8 x 1.3 cm. Isabella Liu
Brooch: When I Got Lost…, 2013
Brass, antique books, glass, enamel.
8.8 x 8.8 x 1.3 cm
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Isabella Liu. Brooch: When I Got Lost…, 2013. Brass, antique books, glass, enamel.. 8.8 x 8.8 x 1.3 cm. On body.. Isabella Liu
Brooch: When I Got Lost…, 2013
Brass, antique books, glass, enamel.
8.8 x 8.8 x 1.3 cm

On body.

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Isabella Liu. Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013. Brass, antique books, glass, enamel. 9 x 9.2 x 8 cm. Isabella Liu
Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013
Brass, antique books, glass, enamel
9 x 9.2 x 8 cm
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Isabella Liu. Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013. Brass, antique books, glass, enamel. 9 x 9.2 x 8 cm. Alternative view.. Isabella Liu
Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013
Brass, antique books, glass, enamel
9 x 9.2 x 8 cm

Alternative view.

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Isabella Liu. Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013. Brass, antique books, glass, enamel. 9 x 9.2 x 8 cm. Side view.. Isabella Liu
Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013
Brass, antique books, glass, enamel
9 x 9.2 x 8 cm

Side view.

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Isabella Liu. Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013. Brass, antique books, glass, enamel. 9 x 9.2 x 8 cm. On body.. Isabella Liu
Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013
Brass, antique books, glass, enamel
9 x 9.2 x 8 cm

On body.

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Isabella Liu. Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013. Brass, antique books, glass, enamel. 9 x 9.2 x 8 cm. In context.. Isabella Liu
Necklace: When I Got Lost…, 2013
Brass, antique books, glass, enamel
9 x 9.2 x 8 cm

In context.

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Isabella Liu. Brooch: Golden Waves, 2010. Paper, gold plated brass.. 9 x 6 x 2.8cm. Isabella Liu
Brooch: Golden Waves, 2010
Paper, gold plated brass.
9 x 6 x 2.8cm
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Isabella Liu. Necklace: Birth & Death, 2010. Enamel, brass, copper, glass.. 10 x 10 x 1.8cm. Isabella Liu
Necklace: Birth & Death, 2010
Enamel, brass, copper, glass.
10 x 10 x 1.8cm
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Intro
Isabella Liu is a leading jewellery designer and artist based in London. Isabella commenced the BA in Jewellery Design and Related Products at Birmingham City University's School of Jewellery, and MA in Arts and Cultural Management at King's College London.
She was honoured three gold and two silver awards at the Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2015; two gold awards at the 2015 Milan World Expo China-Italy International Jewellery Design Competition; the winner of Editors’ Choice Award IJL for Creative Originality in 2017.
In 2014, Isabella founded her design studio in London. 2016 she establishes jewellery consultancy business with Chairman of British Silver Festival Gordon Hamme. Selected by ‘WOMEN OF CHINA’ magazine, Isabella honoured as one of ten ‘Impressing the world, Chinese Women Yield Brilliant Results in 2015’. Isabella is honoured as Exceptional Talent in Craftsmanship and Design by Arts Council England in 2015, which encourages her to contribute to jewellery and crafts industry from business, academic and cultural level. 

Statement

Art lacks a satisfactory definition. It can turn ugly to beautiful, It can change ordinary to unordinary.
In my personal view, design belongs to art. They are all about to survey people's viewpoint and emotion and message in a creative way. However, I think art express stronger feelings from an artist and get a stronger emotional comment from the audience, while the design is more to communicate a message and motive viewers.



Sea Rhymes
The Sea Rhymes collection is inspired by the great Japanese artist Hokusai’s The Great Wave, and my fantasy with the sound of sea. "I know a place where the world is still, where time and space have no hold; I know a place where my heart and soul are one..." Whenever I travel to the seaside, I write a poem, express my emotions. I bring a sense of romance and joy to the Sea Rhymes collection. I transform the classic painting to a beautiful sculptural form of jewellery, highlighted with incredible sounds. Swirling and curling lines represent the ocean. The curves of each work seem to embrace each stone like the ocean envelopes the body. Inside each piece is a stone which, when moving, inspire the sound of waves gently lapping against the shore and transport the wearer to a place of tranquillity. The wearer could hear the beautiful subtle voice from the sea, whispering by your ears, by wearing sea Rhymes pieces on the body, like playing an instrument, which is full of sense of purity, calm, and joy. The collection not only engages audiences with visual aesthetics but also auditory sense.


Scar is No More a Scar
There is a dramatic and unforgettable story behind my works, which has been marked deeply in my memory and body.  When I was 12 years old, powerful fireworks seriously burned me. The burn caused a very embarrassing scar on my body. Upon trying to cover it with a tattooist warned me that it would be worse to cover the scar. Everyone has their scar, everyone has his or her unforgettable painful story or history, the best solution is to learn how to face it and strongly come over it rather than cover up or try to escape from it. Therefore, I want to express the dramatic pain in a beautiful way and hope people who wear my jewellery can feel stronger and more positive.


Mending
Inspired by the oriental art of Kintsugi and her design philosophy, Isabella Liu believes that anything suffering damage has it’s potential to become more beautiful.  In the Mending collection, she has chosen to focus on broken and fragile objects, utilising narrative approaches and designs a set of ceramic tableware. Instead of hiding their damaged areas she opted to celebrate and highlight their fragility into a wearable piece of art of a sculptural form and giving them a new life. She pushes the boundary of object and jewellery. The golden crack is intended to be appreciated both on the body as a piece of jewellery as well as off within the porcelain as a piece of museum art in their own right, which engages audiences by transforming the piece. Isabella regards the design and creation of her work as a form of meditation and process of cultivation.  She explores the spiritual belief by celebrating the fractures of broken objects and the fragility of life. Changing our perspectives about life’s challenges, and engages with audiences mending with joy and peace, and then beauty and enlightenment can transpire from them.

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2019:
Exhibition  15 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019  Evolution. 1st Wearable Art Exhibition.
2014:
Exhibition  09 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014  Shanghai Design Week: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition.
Award  09 Oct 2014 - 09 Oct 2014  Enjoia’t Awards 2014.
Fair  09 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2014.
2013:
Fair  17 Oct 2013 - 19 Oct 2013  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2013.
Award  17 Oct 2013 - 17 Oct 2013  Enjoia’t Awards 2013.
Open call  26 Jun 2013 - 01 Sep 2013  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2013.
Exhibition  07 Jan 2013 - 28 Jan 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.

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Magazine:  Isabella Liu. The Women of China:  Beijing,  2015
Online Article:  Bridging cultures with jewellery design. Lučinskytė, IevaGBTimes:  Finland,  2015
Magazine:  Isabella Liu – bring China and Britain together. The Jeweller Magazine:  London,  2015
October issue.
TV:  China Central Television Interview Isabella Liu at Henley Festival. China Central Television:  London,  2015
Newpaper:  Pendant inspired by firework scar wins Birmingham jewellery graduate a major award. Birmingham Mail:  Birmingham,  2015
Radio:  FM 105.7 interviews Isabella Liu. Shanghai Transport Radio:  Shanghai,  2015
Online Article:  'Isabella Liu wins 2x gold awards at the AQUAE Wenice, EXPO Milan. Benchpeg:  Romsey,  2015
Online Article:  Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2013. A’Design Award & Competition:  2013
Online Article:  Silver A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2012. A’Design Award & Competition:  2012
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