Anes Kim is a jewelry designer and artist based in London. She
graduated from Central Saint Martins with an MA in jewelry design in 2012. Though
her education background is mostly focused on jewelry, she has always been interested
in drawing and painting.
Painting is a significant tool for her to explore her creativity. Due
to her great fascination in art, craft, design and fashion, Anes chose to move
to London, a city of mixed culture.
“An Emerging Creature” is a project that seeks to invigorate
jade through the use of leather in a contemporary way and with a wild
combination of materials.
The project uses the relationship between the wearer’s skin and
leather “skin” to create a unique jade jewellery collection. The shape was
started from a fern as an organic iconographic form used in Chinese jade craft
during Ming and Quing dynasties, then evolved into an emerging creature in spirals,
undulations, curves, volumes, flows, rhythm and dynamism.
What she says
"Although formerly popularly used in Asia, jade no longer appeals
to people of my generation. Responding to the many prejudices of jade – such as
reminding Westerners of China and the stereotype of jade as an old-fashioned
gemstone for the Asian younger generation – is an absorbing challenge for me as
What we say
You won’t have seen anything like this before: bold, undulating, musical
work of exquisite beauty and craft.