South Korea born jewellery designer and maker, Misun Won moved to the UK and enrolled on a MA programme at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2006. She has showed her jewellery at major UK and international craft shows including Goldsmiths’ Fair, Collect, Baltimore American Craft Show, and SOFA Chicago/New York. She regularly exhibits her work at galleries in the UK and internationally. She has won many awards including Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council award and Creative Scotland open project funding. She received Best New Design Award –Special Mention at Goldsmiths’ fair in 2019. She is a residence artist at Coburg House Art Studio in Edinburgh.

Making process

Misun Won’s jewellery inspired from Korean traditional wrapping cloth ‘Jogakbo’ and its scientific interpretation with fractal geometry. She hand pierces out patterns from a single sheet of silver and folded to make its unique structure in order to celebrate the meaningful ritual of the patchwork making process. She mainly use silver, gold and Keumboo(24ct gold) and also colourful precious/semi-precious stones for highlighting her Korean influences to make modern contemporary jewellery. She is specialized in ancient Korean gilding technique called 'Keumboo(24ct gold)' to emphasis the dynamic rhythmical structures in her jewellery.