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Julie & Jesse

Julie & Jesse is an art/design studio established in Hong Kong & Jingdezhen by designer Julie Progin and artist Jesse Mc Lin. The duo’s practice straddles between the fields of design, craft and art using function as a pretext for visual discourse and ceramic experiments as a method. Training in art and different disciplines of design allows them to bridge conceptual and emotional narratives with meticulous making technique. Julie & Jesse’s work manifests research into materials and follows a consistent conceptual path to capture a moment in time and place. They embrace a unique approach to each project, inspired by its cultural, historic and economic context as well as particular resources available at hand. From capturing the movement of clay during firing to archiving the break and decay of distressed production moulds the key attributes of their work are time, context and transformation. Julie & Jesse’s works have been shown in exhibitions such as “Shifting Objectives” at M+ Museum, Hong Kong, “Craft: The Reset” at Design Society / V&A Museum in Shenzhen, “Confluence 20.+” at the Triennale Di Milano & Chicago Design Museum. Their works are held in private and corporate collections as well as public permanent collections at the China Ceramic Museum in, China, M+ Museum, Hong Kong.


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