Chia Ying Lin is an illustrator, visual designer, vegan and nature lover. She likes to draw people’s life in her little corner and makes self-published zines besides her working time.
Chia Ying Lin
We asked Chia a few questions about her work...
What is your favourite illustration that you have ever done? Why did you make it?
Still to this day, I still really like the series “Orlando” I made four years ago which was a visual narrative focusing on feminism. During this time, I started to read about feminist issues and wanted to immerse my concerns into my art work. Back then, I was still at university so I had
Not at all. I make jewellery because I feel like relatively few people in Taiwan are doing this at the moment, so it sets me apart from the others. I still constantly practice all sorts of pottery though, it’s just they don’t quite feel ready yet. Compared to pottery, I think jewellery really brings out my unique qualities and vibe.
How does it feel working on the edge of both fashion and art?
I can make fine, beautiful things and I think that’s rather romantic – it’s lovely.
What is your work process like? Do you have an idea what you would like the earring to look like when you first start making it or does your design evolve during the process?
I search for inspiration in my own life. Sometimes I’m purely just modelling the piece; other times, I might have an attractive glaze in mind and want to give it a go, so make a suitable piece for that. In the beginning, my pieces were more random. Along the edges of the model, cracks naturally appeared and looked just like rock veins. As for my recent ceramics, I tend to mould them with my fingers, but there isn’t a particular reason for this change of style either; I’m just bringing to life a pair of earrings I’ve thought up recently and could see myself wearing.
How do you want people to feel when wearing your jewellery?
I hope having a one of a kind pair of earrings makes them feel happy.