Flowing from both my desire for originality and cultural background, I create work that combine western silversmithing techniques with eastern forms of daily utensils used in ancient society.
I am fascinated with the concept of the ladle, which contains a substance and carries it travelling from space to space.
Years ago I made the crucial decision in my life to leave my country and start a new life in this foreign city. Despite the big impact of the differences in terms of culture, politics, geography, etc., learning how to abandon the old knowledge about this world and refill the new understanding inside me has already become daily ritual.
2002-04 City & Guilds in Silversmithing Large work, London Metropolitan University
2000-2002 MA Degree in Silversmithing & Jewellery Allied Crafts, London Guildhall University
1990-1994 BA Degree in German Language & Literature, Soochow University,Taipei, Taiwan
2006 "Chien-Wei Chang" – Creative 8, Cerkenwell Green Association,
London.(Sponsored by Arts Council England, London Development Agency, Taipei Representative Office in the U.K., Tony Jarvis Ltd.)
2006 Guest Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
2006 Norway National Museum Decorative Arts
Award & Grant
2005 Creative 8, Clerkenwell Green Association (sponsored by Arts CouncilEngland)
2004 British Jewellers’ Association Merit Award
2005 Tony Jarvis Ltd.
2006 Culture Division, Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.
Icon Magazine Oct.2006
Evening Standard- Home & Properties Sep. 2006
Crafts Magazine - Origin 2006- Sep.2006
Vogue Magazine (Taiwan) – Artist interview – Jul.2006
Crafts Magazine - Solo show review- May.2006
Independent Magazine - Top 50 Dinning Ware - Feb.2006
Telegraph Magazine Feb.2006
World of Interiors Magazine Jan.2006
Elle Decoration Magazine Jan.2006
Evening Standard- Home & Properties Nov. 2005
World of Interiors Magazine Oct.2005
Icon Magazine July.2005
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