FLUX
Nine New Graduates
Energize the Jewellery World

12th Sept - 10th Nov 2019

The Boundary of Balance: sculpture, brooch and ring in gold, silver, plated brass, CZ and pearl

The Boundary of Balance: sculpture, brooch and ring in gold, silver, plated brass, CZ and pearl

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DONG DING

Dong Ding is a contemporary jewellery designer & maker who graduated from The School of Jewellery in Birmingham for his BA degree and Edinburgh college of Art at The University of Edinburgh for his MFA degree.

Dong Ding's physical studio works are mainly engineering style kinetic jewellery pieces in clear forms with surprising detail, he designed different mechanical structures by using engineering knowledge to create jewellery with movable parts, which interact with the wearer in different ways while they wear it. He also makes digital jewellery and conceptual contemporary jewellery by using different kinds of materials and new technologies such as 3D printings and digital components.

He also researched about the relationahip between jewellery and people on the emotional level. He believes that contemporary jewellery can create an emotional network between jewellery and people in some way.

Collection Statement

This collection explores the boundary between balance and imbalance.  There are two aspects to this collection, Jewellery and Sculpture.  The jewellery pieces can be worn in multiple ways, with interchangeable details.  Sculptural works hold jewellery pieces that can be removed and worn.  Each piece can be disassembled and re-assembled by the wearer. Creating different compositions can change the state of balance.

A piece may contain hidden details and contrasting elements of weight and material. The work is kinetic with moveable parts that invite play.  Movement is influenced by counterbalanced components, interchangeable parts and the wearer’s body movement.  Through interaction with the work, the wearer is invited to play with the tension between balance and imbalance.

Biographical Details

FLUX - Nine New Graduates: Jordan Furze, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University; Ruhong Chen, Edinburgh College of Art; Dong Ding, Edinburgh College of Art; Tianyu Zhao, Edinburgh College of Art;
Louise Mason
, The Cass-London Metropolitan University; Qingyang Shen, Edinburgh College of Art;
William Sharp
, Glasgow School of Art; Poppy Norton, Morley College, London; Holly Stant, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester.