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Yonghui Duan

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Published: 11.02.2020

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Yonghui creates jewellery to express her views and thoughts on everyday items and social phenomena.
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Yonghui Duan. Object: Plastic into Bodies 2, 2019. Brass, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.. 15 x 4 x 1 cm. Photo by: Phos Media. From series: Plastic into Bodies. Object, tool.
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. Yonghui Duan was inspired by the question of where food packaging is going. Most food packages are being made of plastic and end up in the ocean. Her collection of contemporary jewellery and tools combines both aesthetics and function but also aims at being thought-provoking. The pieces are interactive, wishing the audience to realise how serious the problem of plastic pollution really is. . Yonghui Duan
Object: Plastic into Bodies 2, 2019
Brass, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.
15 x 4 x 1 cm
Photo by: Phos Media
From series: Plastic into Bodies
Object, tool.

Yonghui Duan was inspired by the question of where food packaging is going. Most food packages are being made of plastic and end up in the ocean. Her collection of contemporary jewellery and tools combines both aesthetics and function but also aims at being thought-provoking. The pieces are interactive, wishing the audience to realise how serious the problem of plastic pollution really is. 
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Yonghui Duan. Object: Plastic into Bodies 3, 2019. Gilding, copper, bioplastic. rubber, silver plating.. 9 x 4 x 6 cm. Photo by: Phos Media. From series: Plastic into Bodies. Object, tool.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Plastic into Bodies 3, 2019
Gilding, copper, bioplastic. rubber, silver plating.
9 x 4 x 6 cm
Photo by: Phos Media
From series: Plastic into Bodies
Object, tool.

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Yonghui Duan. Object: Plastic into Bodies 5, 2019. Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.. 22 x 4 x 5 cm. Photo by: Phos Media. From series: Plastic into Bodies. Object, tool.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Plastic into Bodies 5, 2019
Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.
22 x 4 x 5 cm
Photo by: Phos Media
From series: Plastic into Bodies
Object, tool.

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Yonghui Duan. Object: Plastic into Bodies 7, 2019. Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.. 21 x 2 x 2 cm. From series: Plastic into Bodies. Object, tool.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Plastic into Bodies 7, 2019
Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.
21 x 2 x 2 cm
From series: Plastic into Bodies
Object, tool.

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Yonghui Duan. Object: Plastic into Bodies 8, 2019. Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.. 20 x 2 x 2 cm. From series: Plastic into Bodies. Object, tool.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Plastic into Bodies 8, 2019
Gilding, copper, bioplastic, silver plating.
20 x 2 x 2 cm
From series: Plastic into Bodies
Object, tool.

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Yonghui Duan. Object: Plastic into Bodies, 2019. Photo by: Yonghui Duan. From series: Plastic into Bodies. Object, tool.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Plastic into Bodies, 2019
Photo by: Yonghui Duan
From series: Plastic into Bodies
Object, tool.

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Yonghui Duan. Object: Jewellery in Kitchen 1, 2018. Copper, silver, walnut, silver plating.. 6 x 6 x 3 cm. Photo by: Yonghui Duan. From series: Jewellery in Kitchen. Object, tool, ring.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Jewellery in Kitchen 1, 2018
Copper, silver, walnut, silver plating.
6 x 6 x 3 cm
Photo by: Yonghui Duan
From series: Jewellery in Kitchen
Object, tool, ring.

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Yonghui Duan. Object: Jewellery in Kitchen 2, 2018. Copper, silver, walnut, silver plating.. 4 x 4 x 3 cm. Object, tool, ring.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Jewellery in Kitchen 2, 2018
Copper, silver, walnut, silver plating.
4 x 4 x 3 cm
Object, tool, ring.

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Yonghui Duan. Object: Jewellery in Kitchen, 2018. Copper, silver, walnut, silver plating.. Photo by: Zhe Gu. From series: Jewellery in Kitchen. Object, tool, ring.. Yonghui Duan
Object: Jewellery in Kitchen, 2018
Copper, silver, walnut, silver plating.
Photo by: Zhe Gu
From series: Jewellery in Kitchen
Object, tool, ring.

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Yonghui Duan. Necklace: Jewellery in  Kitchen 4, 2018. Silver, walnut.. 7 x 25 x 25 cm. Photo by: Zhe Gu. From series: Jewellery in  Kitchen. Yonghui Duan
Necklace: Jewellery in Kitchen 4, 2018
Silver, walnut.
7 x 25 x 25 cm
Photo by: Zhe Gu
From series: Jewellery in Kitchen
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Yonghui Duan. Brooch: Jewellery in Kitchen 5, 2019. Silver, walnut.. 0.5 x 4 x 3 cm. Photo by: Yonghui Duan. From series: Jewellery in Kitchen. Tool, brooch.. Yonghui Duan
Brooch: Jewellery in Kitchen 5, 2019
Silver, walnut.
0.5 x 4 x 3 cm
Photo by: Yonghui Duan
From series: Jewellery in Kitchen
Tool, brooch.

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Yonghui Duan. Ring: Interpersonal Communication 1, 2017. Silver, walnut.. 5 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Aiqi Shen. Yonghui Duan
Ring: Interpersonal Communication 1, 2017
Silver, walnut.
5 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Aiqi Shen
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Yonghui Duan. Necklace: Stair 1, 2016. Acrylic, silver, wire.. 35 x 10 x 1 cm. Photo by: Yonghui Duan. Yonghui Duan
Necklace: Stair 1, 2016
Acrylic, silver, wire.
35 x 10 x 1 cm
Photo by: Yonghui Duan
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Yonghui Duan. Piece: Untitled, 2016. Steel, silver, elastic.. Photo by: Aiqi Shen. Yonghui Duan
Piece: Untitled, 2016
Steel, silver, elastic.
Photo by: Aiqi Shen
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Yonghui Duan. Piece: Untitled, 2016. Steel, silver, elastic.. Photo by: Aiqi Shen. Alternative view.. Yonghui Duan
Piece: Untitled, 2016
Steel, silver, elastic.
Photo by: Aiqi Shen

Alternative view.

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Intro
Yonghui Duan is a Beijing-based contemporary jewellery designer and maker. She has been awarded an MA with Distinction in Jewellery and Related Products at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University in 2019. Her interest in observing and reflecting things that are often easily overlooked in daily life is inspired by these items’ many and varied occurrences and uses. She creates jewellery to express her views and thoughts on everyday items and social phenomena.

Statement

Plastic into Bodies, 2019
This was a collection inspired by the question of where food packaging is going. Research showed that most food packages are being made of plastic and end up in the ocean. The weather, the ocean and other natural factors will break them into very small plastic pieces. When we eat or drink they will therefore then enter our bodies. Yonghui's collection of contemporary jewellery and tools combines both aesthetics and function but also aims at being thought-provoking. The pieces are interactive, wishing the audience to realise how serious the problem of plastic pollution really is. The bioplastic she placed in the work is edible and naturally degradable.


Jewellery in the Kitchen, 2018
This was a collection that has explored the working relationship between the process of cooking food and how people use the process of cooking to communicate with food. One communication method of how we interact with food is using kitchen utensils as tools to engage with it. She has researched the relationships and boundaries between kitchen utensils and jewellery. Yonghui's work is a collection of wearable kitchen utensils that are aesthetic, functional and ambiguous. Her collection demonstrates a new way through which people can communicate with artefacts and food during the process of cooking and also blurs boundaries between kitchen utensils and jewellery.
 

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2019:
Exhibition  07 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019  Iteration. What do they do after graduation?.
Exhibition  03 Sep 2019 - 09 Sep 2019  Birmingham City School of Jewellery. MA Degree Show 2019.
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