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 x M+, Hong Kong
Shifting Objectives studio tour, M+, Hong Kong
Craft, Seoul
Ocean Archive, Asia Art Archive 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

Design Trust Dynamic Duos Arts Prize, Hong Kong
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