Constantly learning

FROM the moment she started 16 years ago, jewelry designer Wynn Wynn Ong always believed that “nothing can be born without being fed” -- the reason why, as an artist, she keeps redefining her boundaries with her craft.

The Yuchengco Museum’s retrospective exhibit, aptly titled Wynn Wynn Ong: Redefining Boundaries, is a showcase of her creative journey, from designing heirloom jewelry to creating furniture and couture collections. The exhibit runs until June 15.

The Burmese-born Filipino-by-heart designer started her creative career in 2001. She recalled how she first started working with copper wire and how her itch to learn new things led her to working on furniture, couture, and objets d’art.

“I chose to redefine boundaries differently. I didn’t have [proper] training and I wasn’t a gemologist, but I taught myself and learned things,” she told BusinessWorld at the exhibit’s opening reception on March 8.

Despite the lack of training, Ms. Ong paid attention to gaining new skills and techniques such the lost wax method which makes her jewelry distinct from others.

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