A contemporary goldsmith born in Fukuoka, Japan, Kaori Juzu studied jewelry making at Bornholm Folk High School in Denmark. In 2008, she completed an apprenticeship with goldsmith Per Suntum and started her own artistic practice in Bornholm. Juzu aspires to work solely for the sake of inspiration—before the mind begins to devour the joy of that inspiration—and she considers the creation of jewelry to be a completely open process. She uses enamel to create pieces that are serene and subdued, yet strong enough to take on life as well as form. Each shape interacts with the space surrounding it, and in such a space each work starts to create new rhythms. She refers to this intensive process, which unfolds in a constant dialogue between hand, metal, and enamel, as ENAMELISM.