London born and based jewellery artist Michelle Lung is a recent graduate from the BA Jewellery Design Course at Central Saint Martins. She is fascinated with questioning typical ideas of preciousness, materiality and value in jewellery, preferring to use non-precious materials and investigating new techniques in her work, not allowing any material or technique to confine her practice and ideas as to what is deemed the definition of ‘jewellery’. Particularly interested in incorporating ideas around digital culture and the untouchability of the virtual world that is ever-consuming our lives, she tries to represent this non-physical phenomenon in the form of typical jewellery forms that are normally so reliant on the opposite of physical materiality, form and aesthetics. Although her pieces are designed as jewellery pieces for the body, she also hopes for her pieces to be observed as artistic sculptures to be admired on their own too.
These pieces are from her graduate collection that was awarded the Annoushka Graduate Award for ‘Outstanding Design’.