BOKY is a jewellery designer and maker who grew up in Korea and is now based in London. She finished a MA in Jewellery&Metal at the Royal College of Art in 2015, having previously graduated from Seoul National University of Science and Technology in 2013 BA in Metal Art&Design.
She designs wearable, classy and witty jewellery and she also aims for her pieces to have different functions. She is mostly inspired by structural shapes such as architectural and geometrical objects. She experiments with the samplings by dismantling and reassembling before making the pieces. She believes that computing skills are now an essential part of a jewellery designers toolkit, alongside traditional hand skills. Therefore, She has studied various software programmes such as Rhino, Photoshop and Illustrator in order to create delicate but strong visual experiments. She has studied gemmology in her BA degree which helped in her understanding of diamonds and coloured gemstones. Sometimes she also applies gemstones into her jewellery pieces.
September 2013 - July 2015 MA Jewellery&Metal, Royal College of Art, London, UK
March 2010 - February 2013 BA Metal Art&Design, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea
EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS
June - July 2016 The After Joya effect – ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2016, Popeye Loves Olive, Athens, Greece
May - July 2016 Arts + Events - Exhibition, Canary Wharf window gallery, London, UK
November - December 2015 Jewelry And Architecture, Tincal Lab, Porto, Portugal
November 2015 Handmade in Britain - New graduate showcase, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK
November 2015 Sieraad Art Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 2015 JOYA - Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
September 2015 International Jewellery London - Bright Young Gems finalist showcase, Olympia London, London, UK
June - July 2015 Jewellery&Metal degree show, Woo building, Royal College of Art, London, UK
March 2015 WHO'S WHO, Werkstatt Galerie, Munich, Germany
January 2015 Work In Progress Show, The Henry Moore gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK
November 2014 POP! Power of Process, C/159, London, UK
ADORN THE NONEXISTENT, Online exhibition
April 2011 Korea International Jewelry & Watch fair, COEX, Seoul, South Korea
WORK EXPERIENCES & AWARDS
September 2015 IJL Bright Young Gems, Award winner
February - November 2014 ANABELA CHAN., London, UK / Internship (part-time), Press release, 2D and 3D design
December 2010 - April 2011 MUCHA LTD., Seoul, Korea / School-Industry Cooperation, Designing a wedding jewellery set
December 2010 - April 2011 AZALEA LTD., Seoul, Korea / School-Industry Cooperation, Designing a jewellery set and a pair of couple rings
Feel free to contact me if you have any queries.
CV and a digital portfolio can be sent upon request.
+44 7547 812503