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Hoi Yi Lai

Hoi Yi Lai is Toronto-based Jeweller originally from Hong Kong. She received her BDes in the Material Art and Design Jewellery from OCAD University in 2018. It is her inspiration to make jewellery into pieces of wearable art that can be worn daily and as an everyday vehicle for self-expression. She is also the first place winner of the 2018 Saul Bell Emerging Artist Award and was accepted as an Artist-in-Residence(Metal) at the Harbourfront Centre in 2018.

Like words of a written language, my jewellery is my language; it is like the words of stories I want to share.

Each piece has a story behind to be told, a story to be shared and expressed with the wearer. It is my inspiration to translate words into wearable art jewellery pieces. It is also my passion to connect with the wearer in hopes of empowering and enhancing the beauty and value that exists within everyone.

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