Lin Cheung

Lin’s practise is not driven by the usual mechanics of running a ‘jewellery business’. She also sees that sustaining a critical framework and mode of enquiry into the  subject of jewellery just as important to nurture as to nurture her skills as a maker. She finds it almost impossible to start making without a reason to – however small or grand that reason is and only then does it become material led. To this endeavour, her work is developed through personal projects and collaborations that aim to stretch conventional thinking and making that is commonly associated with jewellery and object design and continues to seek opportunities, especially internationally, to engage with new perspectives on contemporary making.

Lin lives and works in London and is a Senior Lecturer for Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is also a visiting lecturer for a number of institutions including Middlesex University and Edinburgh College of Art. She has contributed to several contemporary jewellery and design publications, most notably New Directions in Jewellery II 2007 and continues to exhibit her work nationally and internationally.

Born  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)

  mima, Middlesbrough, UK
2010  ‘COLLECT’ Represented by Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Saatchi Gallery, London
‘Silver Schools’ Represented by Edinburgh College of Art, Gallery of Art in Legnica, Legnica Festival of Silver 2010, Poland
‘Intelligent Trouble’ with Helen Carnac, David Gates & David Clarke, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
‘L’éducation sentimentale’ Curated by Christian Alandete, Espace Solidor, Cagnes sur Mer, France
Galleri Hnoss (Solo), Gothenburg, Sweden
‘Art Rotterdam’, Represented by Galerie Sofie Lachaert Belgium, The Netherlands
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, CAA, London
‘Jerwood Contemporary Makers’ Jerwood Space, London, UK
Collect. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Represented by Contemporary Applied Arts
‘In response to’ 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

Public Collections
  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

 ‘The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers’,    LIM, A. Darling Publications, Germany
2008 ‘Jewelry Design’, KOWALSKI DOUGHETY, C. daabgmbh 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.
2008-  Visiting Lecturer, BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing, Edinburgh College of Art, UK






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