Established in Hong Kong & Jingdezhen, China in 2012, Julie & Jesse is an art/design studio founded by Swiss designer Julie Progin and U.S.A artist Jesse Mc Lin.

Born in 1975 in U.S.A, Jesse Mc Lin graduated from Alfred State School of Ceramic Art with an MFA in Ceramic Sculpture (2001) and studied print and ceramics at Kansas City Art Institute (1999). Julie Progin, born in 1980 in Hong Kong studied textile design at École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré (2003) and also completed a BFA in Product Design at Parsons, The Newschool for Design (2005).

Their interest in creating this collaborative studio developed during their time working and producing the first collections for their brand of porcelain designs Latitude 22N in Jingdezhen, China. Since then Julie & Jesse have created a coherent body of work characterized mainly by experimental ceramic investigations.

Their projects follow a consistent conceptual path to capture, document and present a moment in time and place and explore such issues as the changing landscape of China, the flaws of mass-production, the relationships between human and objects, nature and industry.

From capturing the movement of clay during firing, archiving the break and decay of production moulds to documenting the construction and de-construction of Jingdezhen, the key attributes of their work are time, context and transformation.

Through material investigations, attention to context, process and details they aim to make projects that present a real-time archeology and invite viewers to reflect on contemporary society and culture.