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Nan Nan Liu

MA work

The way of storing belongings has always interested me. I enjoy observing ‘chineseness’, such as people who stack things tightly together for transport, or use ubiquitous possibilities to create a little comfort and convenience. As a visitor living in a temporary and small space, finding storage gaps becomes an unconscious action.

Being aware of intimate spaces informs the way I investigate jewellery. Wearing a piece of space as a piece of jewellery allows it to contain physical things, or it could be a special symbolic space. It could also be a space in its own right.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2010

  • The way of storing belongings has always interested me. I enjoy observing ‘chineseness’, such as people who stack things tightly together for transport, or use ubiquitous possibilities to create a little comfort and convenience. As a visitor living in a temporary and small space, finding storage gaps becomes an unconscious action.

    Being aware of intimate spaces informs the way I investigate jewellery. Wearing a piece of space as a piece of jewellery allows it to contain physical things, or it could be a special symbolic space. It could also be a space in its own right.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Jewellery Design & Silversmithing, Birmingham City University, 2007
  • Experience

  • Residency: Jewellery Design & Silversmithing, Bishopsland Educational Trust, Dunsden, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Contemporary Silver Making from Bishopsland, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, 2010; Effe Kijken 2 - Over Coat, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2010; Contemporary Silver, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2009; Effe Kijken 1 - Human Touch, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2009
  • Awards

  • Second prize, Creative Engraving, Malcolm Appleby Prize, 2010; Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Paul Podolsky Award, 2009; Gold, Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Junior Gold Engravers Award, 2009