Wallace Chan’s Sea of Joy brooch/sculpture
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