Studio visit: Michelle Oh

25th May 2013

Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh

I love visiting factories across England and learn the importance of supporting the UK manufacturing sector, providing employment to locals, supporting British made products and nurture young emerging talents.  My last year’s visits to Abraham Moon & Sons Mill, Dr Martens, Lavenham, and Tusting were immensely in-depth and insightful, despite the long train journeys and sore bottom I didn’t mind.  Thankfully, there are more factory visits to come this year.

I’ve been receiving lots of designers/PR invitations to studio visits to meet young designers and see their latest projects, but this designer have caught my attention.  A while ago I visited this lovely contemporary jewellery designer and maker, Michelle Oh at her cubby hole studio in Clerkenwell.  Great personality and lots of laughter.  Michelle’s work is based on her ‘day to day observations of human relationships and nature’, inspired by the things she collected from her travels from seaside adventures to forest walks.  A compilation of organic sources such as twigs, barnacles, kelp et al, to create unique jewellery pieces, intricately detailed from every angle and handcrafted (and locally sourced) by Michelle in her studio.  Do check out Michelle’s collection online, they are wonderful to look at.  I’ve been contemplating for days whether to have a custom piece made by Michelle, I have an idea in mind.  We shall see.

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  • Joana 25th May 2013 at 21:46

    Oh the rings. So pretty and perfect..

    xo Joana
    Grow In Fashion

  • Yasmin 25th May 2013 at 22:38

    Beautiful jewelry!

  • Ingrida van der Hagen 25th May 2013 at 22:44

    Love the shot of her sketches and love the rings too.

  • Dancome 25th May 2013 at 23:00

    Love that little drinks corner, sweet.

  • Supreme 25th May 2013 at 23:24

    Go for it Kit, the jewellery is so YOU!
    Great post. x

  • Winnie 26th May 2013 at 00:02

    Oh she makes such beautiful jewellery! How lovely to be able to see her work space and pieces being made.

  • Apple Choi 26th May 2013 at 02:03

    It’s amazing to see her work in close up.
    Her rings looks so delicate and sentimental, and the inspiration too is so you.

  • Charlie 26th May 2013 at 10:05

    I think that jewellery making is so inspiring and creative. I would love to watch the molten metals setting and all the techniques to make these beautiful pieces!

  • Michelle Lee 26th May 2013 at 10:57

    beautiful jewelry!

  • Vivien 26th May 2013 at 12:01

    I do love that honeycomb block, interesting to see a designer work in her studio.

  • milex 26th May 2013 at 13:17

    beyond awesome.

  • Hannes Uys 26th May 2013 at 19:03

    BRILLIANT photography part of this awesome post!

  • Jonelle 26th May 2013 at 20:35

    Great post Kit. I love Michelle’s design concept, good work!

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  • i am not a celebrity 28th May 2013 at 18:09

    Great photos, KitKat. I love your factory posts. Keep them coming. xx

  • Rainmermaid 30th May 2013 at 02:23

    This is a great feature Kit.

  • Mun 6th June 2013 at 07:08

    I’ve really enjoyed the photos and insights on the works on such a talented designer.