The Blue Funnel Line and a Ring in his Pocket
A journey from the known to the unknown through objects and finding a loved one during the journey.
These objects carried with us for whatever reasons, are so intrinsically linked to who we are as individuals, in our aspirations, beliefs and ideas.They migrate continents using us as their couriers, messengers and carers, to be placed at the feet of our loved ones, offered on a palm or kept safe in a pocket.
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Jewellery & Metal, 2018
I am a classically trained goldsmith running a studio practice from one of the oldest buildings in Liverpool, The Bluecoat Arts Centre, designing and making by hand, using traditional methods, I specialise in re-designing and remodelling old jewellery of sentimental value.
I am a jeweller, storyteller, the son of a Chinese immigrant. I tell the stories of other through their commissioned objects and pieces, by encapsulating these messages and memories that they share with me.
The physical scale of my pieces is increasing and my observations of our modern chaotic world feeds this move towards a more sculptural size.
- 6 Year Goldsmiths Apprenticeship, Wongs Jewellers, Liverpool, 2000.
- Art Director/Commissioning Jeweller, Anthony Wong Jewellery, Liverpool 1999-present.; Director on Board of Association for Contemporary Jewellery, 2018.; Jewellery Designer, Wongs, Liverpool, 1995-1999.; Graphic Designer, Northwest Training Council, Sefton, 1990-1995.
- Choice, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 2018; Smog, Arthill Gallery, London, 2018; I Believe, Pinakothek der Moderne, The Academy, Lovelace Hotel roaming exhibition city wide, 2018; Coloumapping, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, 2017; WIP, Royal College of Art, London, 2017.; Science to Studio, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, 2017; Sleight of Hand, The Scottish Gallery, Glasgow and The Brewhouse, Burton upon Trent,Plymouth College off Art, 2015.; Icons, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, 2014; The Wedding Party, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, 2013; The Scenic Route, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, 2012; 30 Rings, Pyramid Gallery, York. 2012
- Findings, issue 34, 2017.