Kaori Juzu is a contemporary jeweller from Fukuoka, Japan. In 2008 the artist completed her apprenticeship with goldsmith Per Suntum and started her individual artistic practice. Juzu’s work has been featured in both private and public collections that include the Design Museum Danmark, Koldinghus Museum, The Danish Art Foundation and The Cominelli Foundation.

“I aspire to work solely for the sake of inspiration – before the mind begins to devour the joy of that inspiration. Creating jewellery is a completely open process, where shapes, colours and sizes meet and interact. “Colour” is achieved by the medium of enamel. Several carefully selected layers of colour are built up and some layers are subsequently removed to enhance the material wonders, until such moment: like the moon gleaming on water – soft lifting, serene, subdued, yet strong enough to have inherited a life as well as a form.

It is an intensive process, which unfolds in a constant dialogue between hand, metal and enamel, and I call this interaction ENAMELISM.”