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Xing Zhou

MA work


My work is about hiding surprises inside jewellery and giving people unexpected sensory feelings. I use strong contrasting colours to make eyes light up for the unexpected treats contained inside. The use of hard and soft materials is inspired by oysters, which hide precious treasures inside their hard shell. The shape and colour tone of my pieces will change once it's worn on the body.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2015

  • My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience. Some of my subject matter is about people's daily routines and a comment on human nature. 
  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2013
  • Experience

  • Sales associate, Dehres Diamond Co., Shanghai, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • Award Exhibition, Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council, London, 2015; Who's Who, Werkstatt Galerie, Munich, 2015; Power of Process Exhibition C/159, Camden High Street, London, 2014; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Art as Life, Barbican: Bauhaus, London, 2012
  • Awards

  • Special council prize, Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Award, 2015; The Raw Pearl Prize, Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Award, 2015; Nominee, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Award, 2011