Chien-Wei Chang

Title: Crucial Moment
Material: Precious white metal, precious yellow metal, gilding metal, wood.
Diamond rocks occur most often as octahedral (8 faces). To create a gem-grade diamond, the first step is to cut the diamond rock into two halves. Only an experienced master of many years training and with a deep knowledge of the diamond's crystal structure should make the first cutting. This is extremely important, because either this can achieve the maximum value of the diamond, or decrease its potential value.
Title: Enduring Pain for beauty’s sake
Material: Precious white metal, gilding metal, wood
The Diamond is so loved because of its reflection and refraction. To achieve its brilliant beauty, the diamond polisher has to cut a diamond rock into the ideal shape (the typical one is a round brilliant cut with 57 or 58 faces). During the cutting process, the diamond rock also starts to loose its weight. The concept echoes the obsession of today’s society, shaping our body to achieve the perfect figure.

2002-2004 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

Solo Exhibition
2006 "Chien-Wei Chang" Creative 8, Clerkenwell Green Association

Selected exhibitions
2008 Collect. Victoria & Albert Museum London. Represented by Contemporary Applied Arts.
2007 21st Century Showcase, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2007 Origin 2007, Somerset House
2007 Goldsmith's,Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
 In the Window, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
 Rising Stars, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
 Urban Field, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
 Silver Art, Montan Gallery, Copenhagen
 Collect at V&A, London
2006 Christmas Showcase at V&A, Crafts council Gallery Shop, London
 Everyday, Flow Gallery, London
 Take Me Home, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
 Origin Somerset House, London
2005 A spoonful surprise, Studio Fusion Gallery, OXO Tower Wharf, London
 Dazzle National Theatre, London
 Frosted, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London
 One-Year-On with Crafts Council at New Designers London

Public Collection
2006  Norway National Museum Decorative Arts

2005 Creative 8, Clerkenwell Green Association
2004 British Jewellers’ Association Merit Award

2007 Wallpaper Magazine
2006  Icon Magazine
Crafts Magazine, Origin
Vogue Magazine (Taiwan) Artist interview
Crafts Magazine, Solo show review
Independent Magazine Top 50 Dinning Ware.
Telegraph Magazine




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