Faculty of Design

Material Art & Design

In the Material Art & Design program, students learn how to create jewellery, textiles and ceramics as a professional studio artist or designer. Students choose to focus on textiles or jewellery/metalsmithing as well as electives in ceramics, wearable form, and wearable technology.
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Ruisong Feng
Ruisong Feng

Material Art & Design

Ruisong Feng aka. Rex

“My works focus on social and environmental issues and aim to emphasize the relationship between humans and the environment by visualizing these issues and their consequences. ”

Gabriella Durak
Gabriella Durak

Material Art & Design

Gabriella Durak

“From cute and creepy characters, to repeat patterns and embroidered pieces, I'm a textiles artist/designer that just loves to create. ”

Siyan Sheng
Siyan Sheng

Material Art & Design

Siyan Sheng

“Sexual desire and attractiveness are important for relationship, sexual satisfaction, daily life, and overall well-being. The presence of the desire can show the state of one's mental and physical health and functioning. Directly facing and... More

Xingzhu Chen
Xingzhu Chen

Material Art & Design

Xingzhu Chen

“The interaction between jewellery and people is significant. I want my pieces to trigger and document this process. ”

Yining Fu
Yining Fu

Material Art & Design

Yining Fu aka. Ellene

“There is always a good story behind each piece. This series of works is made of modeling with different media and narrates the story of a teenager under helicopter parenting. ”

Kaushika Nayyar
Kaushika Nayyar

Material Art & Design

Kaushika Nayyar

“Ethnic Mosaic: Remembering the past, processing the present & creating for the future ”

Yiqing Lai
Yiqing Lai

Material Art & Design

Yiqing Lai aka. Cici

“I love design, I want to be myself ”

Yigan Xu
Yigan Xu

Material Art & Design

Yigan Xu aka. John

“Tell my story in my way. ”

Yixin Zhang
Yixin Zhang

Material Art & Design

Yixin Zhang aka. Sia Zhang

“My collection explores the relationship between plants and the seven deadly sins, by making jewellery that uses the plants as the metaphor for the seven deadly sins. From my perspective, the plants are the same as the people who are struggling in a... More

Leah Liu
Leah Liu

Material Art & Design

Leah Liu

“Finding the beauty of things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. ”

Si Chen
Si Chen

Material Art & Design

Si Chen aka. Sanchuan Sanchuan

“ My work can be divided into two categories, one of which is more grey. Some experiences from my childhood have made me attracted to the grey areas of human nature, and my reading habits have given me a deeper understanding of human nature. For... More

Anthia Barboutsis
Anthia Barboutsis

Material Art & Design

Anthia Barboutsis

“My aim is to express theoretical ideas and philosophical thought through jewellery on the body. My thesis work transitions between notions of war and armour, to moments of profound self-reflection, and finally as a step into joy and celebration. By... More

Melody Juthamongkol
Melody Juthamongkol

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Material Art & Design

Melody Juthamongkol aka. merodeii

“I Make Fun Jewellery...Toywellery!!! More

Nathan Whitefield
Nathan Whitefield

Material Art & Design

Nathan Whitefield

“My focus on design is in constructed practices such as knitting, weaving, needle lace, and sewing. I enjoy making pieces that showcase memory and both the uncomfortable parts of life with the comfortable. ”

Aichoucha Haidara
Aichoucha Haidara

Material Art & Design

Aichoucha Haidara aka. Haidara

“I focus on creating works that are inspired by my cultural heritage because it helps me stay connected and discover new things about my heritage. I love to be inspired by myths and stories and I love to use traditional materials and techniques. ”

Wing Sum Lee
Wing Sum Lee

Material Art & Design

Wing Sum Lee aka. Summer

“Works with different techniques to create unique works to show passion for design. ”

Moraa Stump
Moraa Stump

Material Art & Design

Moraa Stump

Ziyi Wang
Ziyi Wang

Material Art & Design

Ziyi Wang

“Jewellery is a medium to convey happiness and joy to people. More

Yucan Liang
Yucan Liang

Material Art & Design

Yucan Liang aka. Emily

Jiahui Wang
Jiahui Wang

Material Art & Design

Jiahui Wang aka. Mia

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. ”

Hongkai Qiu
Hongkai Qiu

Material Art & Design

Hongkai Qiu aka. DL

“Observing things in a different way. ”

Camila Garzon
Camila Garzon

Material Art & Design

Camila Garzon

Flora Fu
Flora Fu

Material Art & Design

Flora Fu

Yue Chen
Yue Chen

Material Art & Design

Yue Chen

Yuki Wong
Yuki Wong

Material Art & Design

Yuki Wong