Mizuki Takahashi is an award-winning contemporary jewellery artist, who graduated from Hereford College of Arts and who now lives and works in Worcestershire.
Mark-making is a simple practice of different lines, dots, patterns, and textures. These marks are sometimes collected from random drawings from her sketch books, the photographs she has taken or marks she found in daily life. She enjoys this practice in enamelling as the results are unpredictable; the controlled mark-making is then subjected to the fluctuations of the kiln firing time and temperature.
This statement necklace is made using a hand-drawn sgraffito technique, which involves covering the multiple fired enamelled surfaces in a final white coat and then scratching the top layer off to reveal the black surface underneath. It is then fired one last time.
Oxidised black silver settings for each enamelled element are carefully designed and handmade by Mizuki. The necklace has an oxidised black silver chain and an S-shaped clasp.
Dimensions: pendant width 42mm, pendant height 45mm (including setting), chain length approx 60cm.
The enamelled surface is delicate - please handle with care.