Nora Fok


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    Space

    Wrist piece/sculpture. Knitted and knotted clear nylon

    10" diameter

    "When worn this piece sparkles with the movement of the wrist, when off the body it appears as if it is floating in space."

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    Continus

    Neckpiece. Knotted dyed nylon with wire check

    18.5" diameter

    "We had one in our garden for many years; this beautiful tree not only gives us a brilliant colour display in Autumn, its flowers are spectacular during the Summer too."

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    Larvae

    Wrist piece. Knitted, knotted and dyed nylon

    3.5" diameter

    "A study of the life cycle of insects in violet and pink."

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    An Astronomical Day

    Earrings. Knitted and dyed nylon

    4.3" long

    "A colourful twenty four hour day!"

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    Spiral Galaxy

    Neckpiece. Knotted clear nylon

    11" diameter

    "The rotating spiral containing clusters of stars."

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    Seed

    Wrist piece. Woven linen, polyester, polypropylene

    5" diameter

    "I found a single seed among the lentils; its ridges were deep and patterned, perfect geometry in miniature."

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    Black Haze

    Neck piece. Crocheted, looped and tied linen

    9" diameter

    "The loosely tied threads create an atmosphere of mystery."

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    Twisted

    Wrist piece. Knitted linlon and black pearls

    4.75" wide

    A knitted torus twisted to fit the wrist. Black pearls add sparkle and a touch of contrast."

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    Nova

    Earrings. Knitted, knotted and dyed nylon with black pearls

    3.25" long

    "A faint variable star that undergoes an explosion and fast increase of luminosity, decreasing to its original luminosity in months or years." - The Collins English Dictionary
    Private Collection

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    White Tomatoes

    Earrings. Knitted and dyed nylon, linlon with white vintage Galway linen

    3.25" long

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    Peanut

    Neckpiece and earrings. Knitted dyed and pigmented nylon

    11" diameter

    "The humble peanut has worked its magic on me."

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    Peanut

    Earrings. Knitted, dyed and pigmented nylon

    2.5-3" long

    "The humble peanut has worked its magic on me."
    Private Collection

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    White Spheres

    Neck piece. Knitted white linlon with pearls

    11.5" diameter

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    Home

    Ring. Knitted, knotted and woven pigmented nylon

    2.5" high

    "The 1969 moon landing when astronaut Neil Armstrong took the photograph of the Earth from the moon -- it was magical!"
    Private Collection

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    Golden Ribbon

    Collar. Woven dyed nylon

    19" diameter

    "I was playing with the idea of the Elizabethan style ruff. I used the figure eight motif, suggested by the side of the ruff, as the idea for bending my woven loop ribbon into a continuous irregular figure eight pattern for my collar."

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    Ranunculus

    Neckpiece. Woven clear nylon

    14.5" diameter

    "One of my favourite flowers, its overlapping petals formed the structure of this neckpiece, which retains the spirit of the flower."

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    Ascidian Pot

    Ring. Knitted, woven and pigmented nylon

    3" high

    "Like sunken amphorae, urn shaped ascidian only an inch and a half tall placidly filter plankton from the sea."

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    Italian Delizia Tomato

    Earrings

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    Heat Wave

    Neckpiece.

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Nora Fok
Space

Wrist piece/sculpture. Knitted and knotted clear nylon


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Nora Fok
Continus

Neckpiece. Knotted dyed nylon with wire check


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Nora Fok
Larvae

Wrist piece. Knitted, knotted and dyed nylon


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Nora Fok
An Astronomical Day

Earrings. Knitted and dyed nylon


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Nora Fok
Spiral Galaxy

Neckpiece. Knotted clear nylon


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Nora Fok
Seed

Wrist piece. Woven linen, polyester, polypropylene


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Nora Fok
Black Haze

Neck piece. Crocheted, looped and tied linen


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Nora Fok
Twisted

Wrist piece. Knitted linlon and black pearls


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Nora Fok
Nova

Earrings. Knitted, knotted and dyed nylon with black pearls


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Nora Fok
White Tomatoes

Earrings. Knitted and dyed nylon, linlon with white vintage Galway linen


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Nora Fok
Peanut

Neckpiece and earrings. Knitted dyed and pigmented nylon


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Nora Fok
Peanut

Earrings. Knitted, dyed and pigmented nylon


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Nora Fok
White Spheres

Neck piece. Knitted white linlon with pearls


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Nora Fok
Home

Ring. Knitted, knotted and woven pigmented nylon


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Nora Fok
Golden Ribbon

Collar. Woven dyed nylon


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Nora Fok
Ranunculus

Neckpiece. Woven clear nylon


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Nora Fok
Ascidian Pot

Ring. Knitted, woven and pigmented nylon


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Nora Fok
Italian Delizia Tomato

Earrings


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Nora Fok
Heat Wave

Neckpiece.


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  • FokN_Necklace_Cotinus_2014.jpg
  • FokN_Bracelet_LarvaeVioletPink.jpg
  • FokN_Earrings_AnAstronomicalDay_Worn.jpg
  • FokN_Necklace_SpiralGalaxy.jpg
  • FokN_Bracelet_Seed.JPG
  • FokN_Necklace_BlackHaze.jpg
  • FokN_Bracelet_Twisted.jpg
  • FokN_Earrings_PinkNova_Worn.jpg
  • FokN_Earrings_WhiteTomatoes.jpg
  • FokN_Necklace_Peanut.jpeg
  • FokN_Earrings_Peanut_Double.jpg
  • FokN_Necklace_10WhiteSpheres.jpg
  • FokN_Ring_Home.jpg
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  • FokN_Ring_AcidiansPot_Pink.jpg
  • FokN_Earrings_ItalianDeliziaTomato_sm.jpg
  • FokN_Neckpiece_HeatWave.jpeg

Nora Fok
Space

Wrist piece/sculpture. Knitted and knotted clear nylon


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Nora Fok
Continus

Neckpiece. Knotted dyed nylon with wire check


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Nora Fok
Larvae

Wrist piece. Knitted, knotted and dyed nylon


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Nora Fok
An Astronomical Day

Earrings. Knitted and dyed nylon


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Nora Fok
Spiral Galaxy

Neckpiece. Knotted clear nylon


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Nora Fok
Seed

Wrist piece. Woven linen, polyester, polypropylene


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Nora Fok
Black Haze

Neck piece. Crocheted, looped and tied linen


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Nora Fok
Twisted

Wrist piece. Knitted linlon and black pearls


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Nora Fok
Nova

Earrings. Knitted, knotted and dyed nylon with black pearls


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Nora Fok
White Tomatoes

Earrings. Knitted and dyed nylon, linlon with white vintage Galway linen


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Nora Fok
Peanut

Neckpiece and earrings. Knitted dyed and pigmented nylon


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Nora Fok
Peanut

Earrings. Knitted, dyed and pigmented nylon


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Nora Fok
White Spheres

Neck piece. Knitted white linlon with pearls


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Nora Fok
Home

Ring. Knitted, knotted and woven pigmented nylon


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Golden Ribbon

Collar. Woven dyed nylon


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Ranunculus

Neckpiece. Woven clear nylon


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Nora Fok
Ascidian Pot

Ring. Knitted, woven and pigmented nylon


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Nora Fok
Italian Delizia Tomato

Earrings


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Nora Fok
Heat Wave

Neckpiece.


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Nora Fok meticulously fabricates jewelry from pigmented nylon monofilament as well as Linlon, Fok’s term for linen and nylon monofilament mixed thread developed by the artist with a grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Using a variety of textile techniques, the work is knitted, knotted, woven, tied and looped into necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets: ethereal dream-like wonders that evoke fragility, despite sturdiness and wearability. The presence of natural botanicals, found objects and even mathematical problems is the inspiration for her work.

Fok is a recipient of the prestigious Jerwood Applied Arts Prize (2007) and her work was most recently exhibited at The Mint Museum in North Carolina as part of the exhibition, Body Embellishment, where she hosted workshops and lectures. Her work was also featured at the Racine Art Museum as a part of the exhibition, (in)Organic.

Statement

Most people think of linen as a woven material of fine quality. Linen cloth has been in existence for thousands of years and was considered by the Egyptians as a noble material. I had never used linen as a material in my work before, so I did a lot of research, and grew some of my own as an experiment. I studied the processing techniques, then tried twisting the flax fibres to make linen threads by hand. My aim was to explore possibilities of using this natural vegetable fibre. I used all parts of the flax to highlight the versatility and beauty of this plant. I also mixed linen yarn/fibre with fine nylon to give linen a “body” for wearable adornments and sculptures.

Selected Collections

  • The Alice and Lois Koch Collection
  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, United Kingdom
  • City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Cleveland County Museum, Shelby, NC
  • Crafts Council, London, United Kingdom
  • Museum fur Kunst and Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN