Yuka Jourdain

Yuka Jourdain
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Yuka Jourdain is a narrative jewellery designer based in the U.K. Her practice combines traditional jewellery techniques and experimentation with new materials. Inspiration comes from the natural world around her, as well as questions that arise in daily life. Her recent works concern environmental issues, biodiversity loss and materials around us. Yuka is hoping her jewellery will work as a catalyst for creating discussion about the issues.
Craft Festival Bovey Tracey 2022
Craftspace In: Site May 2022
Cluster Jewellery, London, Dec 2021
Scion Exhibition at Cupola Contemporary Art, Nov 2021-Jan 2022
Handmade For Christmas at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Oct-Dec 2021
MADE Autumn Winter 2021 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Oct-Mar 2022
Romanian Jewelry Week, Bucharest, Sep-Oct 2021
Wirksworth Festival Online Art Prize 2021
Cupola 30 - paid workshop opportunity for artists, Giving a feather for birds workshop, Sep 2021
New Designer, June-July 2021
Sheffield Hallam University Online Degree show 2021 https://gallery.shu.ac.uk/work/pray-for-reconnection/
‘Playful Jewellery’ Exhibition, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, Nov 2020-19 June 2021
Handmade For Christmas at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Dec 2019
Staffordshire Contemporary at Foxlowe Art Centre, Leek, Dec 2019
Art& York, York, Oct 2019
‘Glad Var’ Exhibition at Arteria, Jan-May 2018
Contemporary Textiles Fair, Teddington Mar 2018
Art& York, York, Oct 2017
BCTF Harrogate, April 2017
Chatsworth Art Out Loud, Chatsworth, Sep 2016
Wirksworth Festival Art Trail, Sep 2016
‘Seeing Colour’ Exhibition, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, July- Sep 2016
Peak District Artisans, Great Art Dome Show, Buxton, July 2016
The Art Market, Holmfirth, June 2016
Contemporary Textiles Fair, Teddington, Mar 1016
Top Drawer, London, Jan 2016
‘Objects of Desire’ Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Nov-Jan 2015
Education
2019-2021
MFA Design Jewellery and Metalwork
Sheffield Hallam University,

Awards
Distinction MFA Design Jewellery and Metalwork, Sheffield Hallam University
'Interdisciplinary Collaboration' award by Sheffield Hallam University
'Creative Enterprise' award by Sheffield Hallam University
Image 1
Lapwing 1920 Ring
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Habitat Mosaic Ring
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Scion Brooch