Mizuki Takahashi is an award winning contemporary jewellery artist, living and working in Worcestershire. Born in Ibaraki, Japan in 1985, Mizuki graduated from Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts in Visual Design. After that, she became interested in making jewellery and seeking a challenge in a totally different environment and came to Hereford UK in 2011 to study and graduated with a first class with honours in BA Jewellery Design.
Practicing in mark-making and playing with paper gives Mizuki simple yet delicate design ideas in her jewellery making. Enamelling is Mizuki’s most recent fascination in her practice, she creates unique mark-making patterns on delicate enamelled copper surfaces using the sgraffito (scratching) technique. Every line she draws is individual and is changed by the firing time in the kiln, giving different results in each project. Oxidised black silver fastenings for each enamelled element are carefully designed and handmade by Mizuki, the black lines cast like shadow lines parallel with the scratched enamel marks.
All of Mizuki’s jewellery creations are unique and one-off pieces. Once a piece is made or during its process of making, it feeds her inspiration to get and grow new ideas for the next project