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Tina Tianhong Zhang

MA work

I am a designer who is interested in challenging and reinvestigating traditional forms and applications of materials in jewellery. My work explores new possibilities of pearl in terms of the classic aesthetics and making process. I am inspired by simple geometry, structure, texture, as well as modularity and interaction. My work pushes the boundaries of pearl by introducing an innovative function to this decorative material.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2012

  • I am a designer who is interested in challenging and reinvestigating traditional forms and applications of materials in jewellery. My work explores new possibilities of pearl in terms of the classic aesthetics and making process. I am inspired by simple geometry, structure, texture, as well as modularity and interaction. My work pushes the boundaries of pearl by introducing an innovative function to this decorative material.


  • Degrees

  • BFA, Industrial Design, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2010
  • Experience

  • Window display designer, Cartier New Bond Street, Street Lights: A collaboration between UK Vogue and Cartier, London, 2010–11; Fashion designer, Lunar Gala Annual Fashion Show at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, 2010; Jewellery design internship, Ideal Jewellery & Co, Shenzhen, China, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Effe Kijke: Let’s Have a Look IV: Give and Take, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2011–12; Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, 2011 & 2012; Interactive Information Spaces, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, USA, May 2010; Pieces – Senior Show, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, December 2009
  • Awards

  • Finalist, Jewellery, International Talent Support, 2012; Matthew Wrightson Charitable Award, 2012