JEWEL BOX

Wal­lace Chan’s Sea of Joy brooch/sculp­ture

Solitaire (Singapore) - - Content - By David Yip

For the se­cond year run­ning, Wal­lace Chan is the only Asian jew­ellery artist to ex­hibit at Mas­ter­piece Lon­don, the pres­ti­gious multi-dis­ci­plinary extravaganza of mu­se­um­grade art and de­sign from across the world, held each sum­mer in Lon­don.

Feted in the haute joail­lerie world for his in­no­va­tive verve and strik­ing orig­i­nal­ity, Chan pro­duces only 20 pieces or so a year. He does not only de­sign, but is also in­volved in cut­ting, pol­ish­ing, carv­ing, and set­ting the jew­ellery, forg­ing break­throughs and in­vent­ing many new tools in the process. The re­sults are wear­able sculp­tures on a mi­cro scale.

At Mas­ter­piece Lon­don 2017, among his stand­out pieces was the Sea of Joy brooch/sculp­ture, made of opal, translu­cent crys­tal, and gem­stones. In this ex­quis­ite piece, an exquisitely de­tailed fish rests on a base of raw crys­tal and ti­ta­nium, form­ing a har­mo­nious vis­ual art­work.

Wal­lace Chan is the only Asian jew­ellery artist to ex­hibit at Mas­ter­piece Lon­don

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