The maker and artist Nora Fok was born in Hong Kong, where she initially studied graphic design before moving to the UK to find her vocation.

Fok discovered the emerging jewellery movement during a craft course at Brighton Polytechnic, during which she was taught by Caroline Broadhead and Susanna Heron. Now based in Hove, Fok looks to the structures and systems of the natural world to find inspiration for her wearable artworks. Eschewing mechanical equipment in favour of basic tools, her extensive use of nylon fishing line in her work allows her to mimic the intricacy of organic forms. Her neckpiece Fountain employs beaded strands of nylon weighted with pearls to capture the tumbling movement of water in a fountain.


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