Lin Cheung

I have a profound interest in human nature and I am inspired by the social and personal issues that shape our lives; the objects we own, cherish and wear, and our relationships with them. My work in recent years refers to a closer analysis of some of the fundamental reasons for wearing and owning jewellery. I consider that all jewellery is ultimately conceptual: requiring a voice, our experiences, our thoughts and values to fully define it beyond a mere decorative object. Often, my work results in attempts to visualise the hidden values found or perceived in jewellery and objects.

1971 Basingstoke

 MA Goldsmithing Silversmithing Metalwork & Jewellery, Royal College of Art, London
1991-94 BA Hons Wood Metal Ceramics & Plastics,  Brighton University, Brighton
1989-91 BTEC National Diploma Art and Design, Southampton Institute of Art & Design, Southampton

Jerwood Contemporary Makers
2001 The Arts Foundation Award
1999 Setting up Grant, The Crafts Council
1997 The Goldsmiths’ Company Award for Jewellery
Deloitte & Touche Award for Excellence (RCA) 
The Renaissance Art Awards, Aylesford Newsprint
1996 Royal Mint Medal design Prize (RCA/ The National Trust)

2009 ‘Papaver Argentum (silver poppy)’, Central Jewellery Ltd, London, UK
‘What’s New?’ Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, Belgium
‘Birthday Party’ Celebrating Flow’s 10th Birthday, Gallery Flow, London, UK
‘Contemporary Silver: The Bishopsland Fellowship 
1979-2009’ V&A Museum, UK
‘in_transit’ With Helen Carnac, David Clarke, Simone ten Hompel, Asato Kamiyama & David Gates. Munich, Germany
‘Equilibrium: Body as Site’ Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Centre, University of Texas, El Paso, USA
2008 ‘12 Galss Cabinets’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK
‘Jerwood Contemporary Makers’ Dovecot, Edinburgh
‘Influenze-Confluenze’ Marijke Studio,Padova, Italy  ‘Tea’s up’ Curated by David Clarke, Contemporary Applied Arts,London, UK
‘Jerwood Contemporary Makers’ Jerwood     Space, London, UK
Collect. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Represented by Contemporary Applied Arts
Group show with Helen Carnac, David Clarke,   Simone ten Hompel, Asato Kamiyama, Cathy   Miles & Hans Stofer, Munich, Germany
‘Out of the Shell’ Gallery Loupe, New Jersey, USA
‘Masters and Proteges’, Museum of Art & Craft, Itami, Japan. Touring to Mikimoto Hall, Tokyo
2007 Gallery Deux Poissons, Tokyo (Solo)
Galleria Norsu, Helsinki, Finland
‘Rising Stars’ Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
‘Then & Now’(working title) Curated by Caroline Broadhead, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London
‘In their own words’ The End Gallery, Sheffield
‘COLLECT’ V&A Museum, London
‘Process Works’ University of Hertfordshire Gallery
2006 KORU 2 International Contemporary Jewellery, Lappeenranta, Finland
‘COLLECT’ Represented by Bishopsland Educational Trust, V&A
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 ‘COLLECT’ Represented by Bishopsland Educational Trust at The V&A Museum
Galerie MARZEE, The Netherlands (solo)

Public Collections
2009 Crafts Council, London, UK 
2007 Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
‘Rituals’ Chi ha paura…? Foundation
Craftbox Commission, Bilston Craft Gallery &    Shropshire Arts Service
2005 The MARZEE Collection
2002 Contemporary Art Society
2004 The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on- Trent
1997 The MARZEE Collection

2009 ‘The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers’, LIM, A. Darling Publications, Germany
2008 ‘Jewelry Design’, KOWALSKI DOUGHETY, C. daab   gmbh Publishing, 
‘Adorn’ , MANSELL, A. Laurence King Publishing Ltd.
2007 ‘In Their Own Words’, CLARK, JD. Unpublished,    Sheffield
2006 ‘New Directions in Jewellery II’, CHEUNG, Lin;    LARKE, Beccy; CLARKE, Indigo. Black Dog Publishing
2005 ‘Lin Cheung, jewellery & objects’ CHEUNG, Lin. PhotoED Press
‘Jewellery, Schiedam’s Choice’ Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands
2003 ‘Treasure Contemporary notions of  sentimentality in jewellery’ CHEUNG, Lin & POTTER, Laura. The Pearoom Centre for Contemporary Craft, UK

Recent Teaching
Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
2009 Jewellery Tutor, V&A Museum, UK
2009  ‘Oslo Hotweek’ Guest Lecturer for ‘The Box’ Workshop, Oslo National Academy of the Arts,   Norway.
Jewellery advisor for Crafts Council, Development Award panel
2008 Visiting Lecturer, BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing, Edinburgh College of Art, UK
2008 External Supervisor for Phd student Michelle Jessops, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham





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