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Jing Jiang

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Published: 29.07.2019

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Contemporary design in Jing's perception is the outcome of the creative party breaking through the limitations of common sense, challenging what people used to believe, and making unexpected changes upon existing things.
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Jing Jiang. Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 6.4 x 1.4 x 6.4 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Photo by Jing Jiang.. Jing Jiang
Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
6.4 x 1.4 x 6.4 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Photo by Jing Jiang.

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Jing Jiang. Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 6.4 x 1.4 x 6.4 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.. Jing Jiang
Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
6.4 x 1.4 x 6.4 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.

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Jing Jiang. Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, goose feather.. 6.4 x 1.4 x 6.4 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Photo by Jing Jiang.. Jing Jiang
Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, goose feather.
6.4 x 1.4 x 6.4 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Photo by Jing Jiang.

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Jing Jiang. Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, goose feather.. 6.4 x 1.4 x 6.4 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.. Jing Jiang
Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, goose feather.
6.4 x 1.4 x 6.4 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.

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Jing Jiang. Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 7 x 1.7 x 7 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Photo by Jing Jiang.. Jing Jiang
Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
7 x 1.7 x 7 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Photo by Jing Jiang.

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Jing Jiang. Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 7 x 1.7 x 7 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.. Jing Jiang
Earrings: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
7 x 1.7 x 7 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.

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Jing Jiang. Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 7.1 x 3.6 x 4.4 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Photo by Jing Jiang.. Jing Jiang
Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
7.1 x 3.6 x 4.4 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Photo by Jing Jiang.

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Jing Jiang. Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 7.1 x 3.6 x 4.4 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.. Jing Jiang
Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
7.1 x 3.6 x 4.4 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.

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Jing Jiang. Ring: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, goose feather.. 7 x 2 x 5.2 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Photo by Jing Jiang.. Jing Jiang
Ring: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, goose feather.
7 x 2 x 5.2 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Photo by Jing Jiang.

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Jing Jiang. Ring: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, goose feather.. 7 x 2 x 5.2 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.. Jing Jiang
Ring: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, goose feather.
7 x 2 x 5.2 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.

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Jing Jiang. Ring: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 6.7 x 2.4 x 6.4 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Photo by Jing Jiang.. Jing Jiang
Ring: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
6.7 x 2.4 x 6.4 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Photo by Jing Jiang.

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Jing Jiang. Ring: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 6.7 x 2.4 x 6.4 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.. Jing Jiang
Ring: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
6.7 x 2.4 x 6.4 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.

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Jing Jiang. Pin: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, goose feather.. 7.1 x 1.1 x 7.1 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Photo by Jing Jiang.Pocket pin.. Jing Jiang
Pin: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, goose feather.
7.1 x 1.1 x 7.1 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Photo by Jing Jiang.
Pocket pin.

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Jing Jiang. Pin: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, goose feather.. 7.1 x 1.1 x 7.1 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.Pocket pin.. Jing Jiang
Pin: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, goose feather.
7.1 x 1.1 x 7.1 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.
Pocket pin.

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Jing Jiang. Pin: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 6.7 x 1.6 x 6.7 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Photo by Jing Jiang.Pocket pin.. Jing Jiang
Pin: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
6.7 x 1.6 x 6.7 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Photo by Jing Jiang.
Pocket pin.

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Jing Jiang. Pin: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 6.7 x 1.6 x 6.7 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.Pocket pin.. Jing Jiang
Pin: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
6.7 x 1.6 x 6.7 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.
Pocket pin.

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Jing Jiang. Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, goose feather.. 2.8 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Photo by Jing Jiang.Side brooch.. Jing Jiang
Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, goose feather.
2.8 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Photo by Jing Jiang.
Side brooch.

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Jing Jiang. Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, goose feather.. 2.8 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Back view.
. Photo by Jing Jiang.Side brooch.. Jing Jiang
Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, goose feather.
2.8 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Back view.
Photo by Jing Jiang.
Side brooch.

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Jing Jiang. Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, goose feather.. 2.8 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.Side brooch.. Jing Jiang
Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, goose feather.
2.8 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.
Side brooch.

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Jing Jiang. Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 3.9 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Side brooch.. Jing Jiang
Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
3.9 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers
Side brooch.

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Jing Jiang. Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 3.9 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. Back view.
. Photo by Jing Jiang.Side brooch.. Jing Jiang
Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
3.9 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

Back view.
Photo by Jing Jiang.
Side brooch.

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Jing Jiang. Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019. Brass, turkey feather.. 3.9 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm. From series: Weighting Feathers. On body.
. Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.Side brooch.. Jing Jiang
Brooch: Weighting Feathers, 2019
Brass, turkey feather.
3.9 x 0.4 x 11.5 cm
From series: Weighting Feathers

On body.
Photo by Mireia Ludevid Llop.
Side brooch.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
London based Chinese jewellery artist Jing Jiang is a recent graduate from the BA Jewellery Design Course at Central Saint Martins and about to further her study at the Royal College of Art. Being born and raised in Italy, following years of study in China and the UK, she has developed a unique perception of art and life by embracing the diversity of the Western and Asian cultures. Her graduate collection “Weighting Feathers” has been awarded the Theo Fennel Prize for “Best Technical Achievement”;  the Annoushka Graduate Award for ‘Outstanding Design’’; and the “Excellence in Metal Work Prize 2019” from the Worshipful Company of Tinplate Workers.

Statement

Contemporary design in my perception is the outcome of the creative party breaking through the limitations of common sense, challenging what people used to believe, and making unexpected changes upon existing things. I believe that creativity and innovation are the key aspects of future design, however, it is commonly seen that what is novel one year will be homogenous the next. I want to break the borders of jewellery by creating something that would be truly lasting and needed - perhaps through the investigation and manipulation of traditional crafts with the engagement of new technologies and materials. I believe that the combination of the two aspects is what should be really considered and valued.


Weighting Feathers 2019
This collection is a thorough exploration of the complex traditional technique of Tian Tsui, which utilizes kingfisher feathers as an inlay for fine art objects and adornments, and the beauty of feather itself. Using physical sense as the medium, I tried to sculpt my designs so as to bring together the refinement of traditional Chinese craftsmanship and the minimal aesthetics of western modernism. 

The delicate bird feathers – from various birds rather than kingfisher – play visual tricks, confounding our expectations. It's not about what we see at first glance: something more is waiting to be discovered. Every piece is intended to arouse people’s curiosity towards the material, questioning: what is it that I am looking at? In this collection, the feather is also acting as a metaphor to the declining world of fine craftsmanship, where beauty is often unnoticed and undervalued. But I believe that eventually, soft delicacy will transform into mightiness.

In addition to the technique investigation, this project is also developing a new approach towards sustainability. The store in which I bought the feathers from, the Feather Factory, has been sourcing the material from farms and kitchens. The poultry feathers they use would ordinarily be treated as a waste product and therefore thrown away without use. By replacing the endangered kingfisher’s feathers to discarded goose and turkey feathers, I am trying to develop the traditional Tian Tsui technique in a more sustainable contemporary way.

 

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2019:
Exhibition  08 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct 2019  Arts Thread Emerging Talents.
Handmade Chelsea, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK.
Exhibition  14 Sep 2019 - 27 Oct 2019  Designing in Turbulent Times.
A part of the London Design Festival 2019 at The Lethaby Gallery, London, UK.
Exhibition  19 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019  Central Saint Martins. BA Degree Show 2019.
Exhibition  05 Apr 2019 - 09 Apr 2019  Beautiful Darkness.
2017:
Exhibition  04 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Off the Shelf.

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Online Article:  SO MINT! Weighting Feathers by Jing Jiang. Current Obsession:  Rotterdam,  2019
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