20.5.11

fresh air

After the hand-in, I have such a relaxed time in my room and college,
playing around with my ideas and metal, going to library to read magazines,
and having fresh air and sunny days....which I was hoping,
but the weather gets worse and worse, cloudy and cold wind.....
This is not what I had expected!

Anyway I have got something new... what do you think??

18.5.11

my website

I have launched my website for my collection.
Please come and see my works.
www.wix.com/sumimari/Mariko-Sumioka-Jeweller

Also these photos are from some collaboration projects,
you can see more details on my website.

                      photographer: Agnieszka Tarnowska
                      makeup artist: Marta Marcinkowska
                      model: Mariko Sumioka


                  costume designer & maker: Ilona Russell
                  photographer: Kate Edwards
                  models: Jo Penneycard & Josh Loftin
                  fingernails & jewellery: Mariko Sumioka


                     fashion designer, maker & photographer: Vera Chan
                     model: Rachel Monaghan
                     jewellery: Mariko Sumioka

13.5.11

final assessment!

It was a final hand-in day, today.
Everybody in my class has been stressed out and stayed late last 2 weeks.
However, we have all handed-in everything we have done this year!
Now we are all free to do lots of fun things and more creative things,
releasing from the stress of the college assessment.

Those are all my stuff I handed in today.
I have found many test pieces in a box which I made before and
have not seen for ages. They look quite interesting now.




However I found in myself that I have never satisfied with what I have done.
This is my nature, so I just feel normal as usual and look toward 
the future. When I saw my pieces at the exhibition space, 
I did not feel those were good enough to show my final year, 
at the same time, undoubtedly they are all my evidence of this year.
Probably, if I worked harder, I could see more visual depth 
in my collection. I would like to make some more pieces 
which my experiments and researches could be seen through 
in sophisticated quality. This is my next task.

This is not a goal, but maybe just one of passing points in my life,
or just a start point as an artist.
Most important thing is to keep making jewellery or art works.

7.5.11

fashion & costume show 2011

It was eca fashion show 2011 this week.
Students from year 2,3 and 4 exhibited their works.
I am really impressed their works and some of my collaboration works.

Garments and costumes are lively on bodies, music and performances.
Those works look much greater on bodies rather than on still mannequins.
It is true for jewellery as well. The show was absolutely amazing.

My collaboration with a costume artist, Ilona Russell.


I made those long fingernails.



Also a candies-looking necklace.


on the right: Costume designer, Ilona Russell
on the left: Model for the costume, Josh


The other collaboration with a fashion designer, Vera Chan.
My patinated bangles fit very well on her garments.



Also, I have got a new buddy for my work.
"Doraemon" is a very famous cartoon character in Japan.
He can take innovative tools from the future world from his 4D pocket.
This is a cover for my hard-disc driver.
My sister gave me when I went back home last summer, so cute!