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Hoi Yi Lai

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Like words of a written language, my jewellery is my language; it is like the words of stories I want to share. Like a book, each piece of jewellery is a page or a chapter; Kotoba Jewellery is like a book that I share to resonate with others in different ways.
It is my inspiration to translate words into wearable art jewellery that can be worn as an everyday vehicle for self-expression, to connect, comfort, and empower the wearer to embrace the beauty and value that exists within everyone.
My Jewellery is Nothing without You, the wearer. Just as a book is nothing without its reader.
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Hoi Yi Lai is Toronto-based Jeweller originally from Hong Kong. She received her BDes from OCAD University in 2018. She is also the first place winner of the 2018 Saul Bell Emerging Artist Award and was accepted as an full time Artist-in-Residence(Metal) at the Harbourfront Centre in 2018.

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