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