ABOUT YAJIE HU
Yajie Hu is a jewellery artist from China and currently based in the UK. She completed her undergraduate study in the major of Art and Design at Anhui Normal University in China and then achieved her master’s degree in Jewellery Design at Birmingham City University in the UK. After graduation, she went to Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Italy for further metalsmithing training. She is currently doing a PhD at Loughborough University.
As an artist, She naturally attracted to colour and texture, as well as art as a tangible, wearable object. She investigates the colours, textures and shapes of some interesting objects in nature. Her designs are based on organic forms, which are then transformed and designed into her own aesthetic pieces. She aims for her designs to be worn on the body, but also to be valued as art objects.
Yajie's works have been exhibited internationally. Including TALENTE 2018 International Competition for Young Makers during the Munich Jewellery Week and New York City Jewelry Week 2018. She was one of the three winners of the Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019 in Florence, one of the winners of Porto Joia Award at Collectiva 2019 in Porto, and Finalist for 10th Edition Arte y Joya International Award in Barcelona, Spain.