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Lisa ChiaTzu Kuo

Lisa ChiaTzu Kuo

Lisa ChiaTzu Kuo 500 500 Dautor

AUTOR is a story imagined and built by passionate people, who inspire through courage and creativity. We want you to discover all the AUTOR people and let them stimulate you with their story and their creations.

Born and raised in Taiwan, I did not start making jewelry until I moved to New York in 2013 for the jewelry design program at Fashion Institute of Technology. I’ve been considering myself as a baby in the world of jewelry-making, I appreciate how I get to be expressive through the process of creating my works. Working mainly with metals, I’m always amazed by the various techniques and the limitless possibility of the material.
What are the main concepts translated through your work?
I think I like talking about emotions and the ways people show and deal with feelings and vulnerability. It’s probably because that I’m not very good at expressing and sharing emotions with people in real life, so being able to do that with my work makes the process very intimate and true to myself. That is also what I hope my work would do, to show people what my feelings are and hopefully they can see themselves relate to it.
What material would you like to get to work with but haven’t had the chance yet?
I’m open to incorporating any different materials in my work, but I’ve always wanted to learn how to work with ceramic. It looks like a lot of fun.
How would you describe the person wearing your jewellery?
Happy, vulnerable at heart and appreciates life.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“Just try.”
If you were to be a piece of jewellery, what would you be?
If I were a piece of jewelry, I think I’d definitely be a stud earring. Especially when I make stud earrings I like making them unidentical. I like the idea of knowing there is someone somewhere in this world that is so much alike with you but not exactly you. Plus I think it’s a nice feeling to be so light, so unnoticeable but at the same time so close to the wearer.