Julie Progin
Born 1980, Hong Kong

2005   BFA Product Design, Parsons School of Design, New York
2003   BFA Textile Design, École Duperré, Paris
1999   Foundation course, Atelier Clouet, Paris

Jesse Mc Lin
Born 1975, USA

2001   MFA Ceramic Sculpture, NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, New York
1999   BFA Ceramics and Printmaking, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City

Solo exhibitions

“For What It’s Worth: Ceramic Experimentations by Julie & Jesse”, Novalis Art Design, Hong Kong
“Erosion”, COS, Shanghai
“Fragment(s), The Bottle Edition”, COS, Basel
“Fragment(s), The Bottle Edition”, COS, Hong Kong
“Erosion: A Recording of Time and Place”, Latitude 22N, Hong Kong
“Fill in the void”, Nur, Hong Kong
“Curio”, Latitude 22N, Hong Kong
“Fragment(s): The Poetics of Decay”, Ilivetomorrow gallery, Hong Kong
“2by4: A Tautology of The North American Forest”, Ilivetomorrow gallery, Hong Kong

Group exhibitions

“Artisans of Change”, 13A New Street Art gallery, Hong Kong
“Re-shape”, Soho House, Hong Kong
“Qingdao International Public and Environmental Ceramic Art Exhibition 2022”, Qingdao Sculpture Museum
K11 Musea Art Karnival, K11 Musea, Hong Kong
“Urban Vibrancy”, Tai Ping, Hong Kong
“Heritage is Creative Generation”, Hong Kong Palace Museum
“陶瓷作品展”, Sheng gallery, Qingdao
“Made in Hong Kong”, Art Central, Hong Kong
“Mixed Colours: Rebirth”, The Pulse, Hong Kong
“Temperature of Time”, BananaJam Space, Shenzhen
“Play Lives”, Design Spectrum, Hong Kong
“New Materials Design and Application Awards”, Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre
Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum
“Critically Homemade”, Design Trust, K11 Musea, Hong Kong
“Re-edit”, PMQ, Hong Kong
“Critically Homemade”, Design Trust, Studio House, Hong Kong
“Fragment(s)”, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen
“Matter Matters”, Hangzhou Canal Culture & Art Centre, Hangzhou
“Series 6”, COS Coal Drops Yard, London
“Co-creating Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Convention Centre
“Refined Touch: Crossover Between Design and Craft”, Design Spectrum, Hong Kong
“Values of Design: Living Tradition”, Design Society, Suzhou
International Cluj Ceramics Biennale, Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca
Cheongju International Craft Biennale
The 10th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019, online exhibition,
“Co-creating Hong Kong”, Chandran gallery x HKDC, San Francisco
“To Return”, Na Space at EAST, Shanghai
“Heritage Is Innovation” – part 2, Design Trust, Haw Par Mansion, Hong Kong
XXVème Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, Musée Magnelli
“New China”, Bank of China, Hong Kong
“To Return”, Na Space, Jingdezhen
“Ware & Weather”, Sheng gallery, Qingdao
“Heritage Is Innovation” – part 1, Design Trust, Haw Par Mansion, Hong Kong
London Design Biennale, Somerset House, London
“艺术·家”, Gallery Yuan+, Shanghai
“New Generation”, Sanbao Ceramic Art Village Museum, Jingdezhen
“Daily Accumulation: Ceramic Wares and Innovative Thinking”, Qingdao Art Museum
“Craft: The Reset”, Design Society, Shenzhen
“Design in Jingdezhen”, View gallery, Jingdezhen
Great Festival of Innovation x London Craft Week, Asia Society, Hong Kong
“Jing Piao”, China Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen
“Confluence • 20+”, Chicago Design Museum, Chicago
“Confluence • 20+”, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul
“Confluence • 20+”, City Hall, Hong Kong
“Confluence • 20+”, La Triennale di Milano
“Craft”, Seoul
“Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection”, M+, Hong Kong
“Design Without Boundaries”, InnoDesign, Hong Kong
“Diversity”, Latitude 22N, Hong Kong
“Domestic Territories”, Ilivetomorrow gallery, Hong Kong
“Radical Materiality”, Ilivetomorrow gallery in Caochangdi, Beijing

Talks & Lectures

“Finding Beauty in The Broken and Lost”, K11 Konversations, Online
“Heritage is Creative Generation Design Dialogue”, Hong Kong Palace Museum
“Embracing Situations”, The Ceramics Congress, The Ceramic School, Online
“Resilience”, Royal College of Art, School of Arts and Humanities, London
“Critically Homemade”, Dezeen x Design Trust, Online
“Heritage Design Dialogue”, Design Trust, Haw Par Mansion, Hong Kong
“Heritage is Innovation: Design Dialogue”, Design Trust, Hong Kong
“Re-invention”, COS, Shanghai
The Sanbao Valley Museum, Jingdezhen
Helena May, Hong Kong
Sanbaopeng Art Museum, Jingdezhen
“Re-invention”, panel talk at COS, Hong Kong
Queens College CUNY, New York
“Confluence • 20+”, Chicago Design Museum
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“Crafts & Creativity”, Design Shanghai AD forum, Shanghai
“HK Designers in Dialogue with Global Design Histories”, PolyU Design & M+, Hong Kong
“Shifting Objectives” studio tour, M+, Hong Kong
“Craft”, Seoul
“Ocean Archive”, AAA open platform, Art Basel, Hong Kong
“Craft”, Seoul
“Design Without Boundaries”, InnoDesign, Hong Kong
“Inspired, Connected”, deTour, Hong Kong
“Exploring the Territory Between Industry and Craft”, PolyU Design, Hong Kong

Public collections

Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca
China Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen
Design Trust, Hong Kong
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Palace Museum
K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong
M+, Hong Kong
New World Development, Hong Kong
Qingdao Municipal People’s Government
Raffles Hotel, Shenzhen
Sanbao Ceramic Art Village Museum, Jingdezhen


Visiting Artist Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Awards / competitions / grants

Shortlisted, New Materials Design and Application Awards, Shanghai
Special Prize, 2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, New Taipei City
Shortlisted, 4th edition of the International Cluj Ceramics Biennale
Finalist, Cheongju Craft Biennale 2019 Competition, Cheongju
Shortlisted, 2019 “Blanc de Chine” International Ceramic Art Award, Beijing
Shortlisted, XXVème Biennale Internationale de Vallauris
Création Contemporaine et Céramique : Le Concours
Shortlisted, The 10th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Seoul
Winner, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum Exhibition Application, New Taipei City
Gold award, Driven by Design Hong Kong awards
40 under 40, Perspective Magazine, Hong Kong
Silver award, Design for Asia Award, HKDC, Hong Kong
Winner, Parsons School of Design x Mairie de Paris Grant, Paris
Finalist, « La mode s’exprime, elle s’imprime » national textile competition, Lyon

Selected publications

For What It’s Worth: Ceramic Experimentations by Julie & Jesse
Published by Novalis Art Design, paperback
The Third Shuitu: Water and Clay Around The World
Published by the Qingdao Creation and Exhibition Center and the International Academy of Ceramics, hardback, pp. 28–30
M+ Collections Highlights
Published by Thames & Hudson in collaboration with M+, hardback, p. 441
Taiwan Ceramics Biennale
Published by Yingge Ceramics Museum, paperback, p. 73, 179
Korean International Ceramic Biennale International Competition 2019
Korea Ceramic Foundation, pp. 516–517
Cheongju International Craft Competition 2019
Published by Han Bumdeok, paperback, p. 172
Vallauris 2019: International Biennial Contemporary Ceramics
Published by Silvana Editoriale, hardback, pp. 76–77
Collected works of the Qingdao International Ceramic Exhibition
Published by CIP, hardback, pp. 72–79
Confluence 20+, Creative Ecologies of Hong Kong
Published by Hong Kong Design Centre, paperback, pp. 262–275
Craft: The Reset
Published by Design Society, hardback, p. 188, 194
Design Anthology magazine
Published by Fifth black media, magazine, issue 9, pp. 62–64
Architectural Digest China, AD feature
December 2012 issue
Design for Asia
Published by Hong Kong Design Centre, hardback, pp. 142–143