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Wallace Chan to speak at The Jewellery Cut Live

Renowned artist jeweller and innovator will give an intimate talk that will give an insight into how he finds inspiration for his pioneering new materials

Tuesday August 20, 2019 By Rachael Taylor

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Renowned Chinese artist jeweller Wallace Chan will host a very special masterclass in jewellery design at The Jewellery Cut Live this September, giving fans of his work a rare chance to see him speak in London.

 

Chan, who is famed across the world for his innovation in jewellery design and lapidary, has a curiosity and thirst for knowledge that has led to the creation of numerous ground-breaking techniques. As well as being a pioneer in the use of titanium in high jewellery and the setting of gemstones without metal claws, he also created The Wallace Cut in 1987, an illusionary three-dimensional gem carving technique, and won a patent for a technology that can enhance the luminosity of jadeite.

 

Chan’s latest jewellery invention is The Wallace Chan Porcelain, a porcelain-like material he uses in his jewellery designs that is five times stronger than steel. The material took seven years of research and development to master.

 

A New Generation sapphire, aquamarine and diamond ring by Wallace Chan
A New Generation sapphire, aquamarine and diamond ring by Wallace Chan made with The Wallace Chan Porcelain

During The Jewellery Cut Live, Chan will host an intimate talk to share the magic and mysteries of his work. He will speak about how, apart from stones, metals and porcelain, his memories and experiences are his greatest materials. Through stories about his life and his latest innovations in titanium and The Wallace Chan Porcelain, he will explain what ‘material’ has meant to him throughout his 45-year creative journey.

 

The talk, which will be followed by a Q&A session that will allow you to put your own questions to the artist jeweller, will take place at 4.30pm on Sunday, 15th September, 2019. It will take place on an exclusive private balcony, overlooking historic Regent Street, within the Pompadour Ballroom at Hotel Cafe Royal. Complimentary champagne and refreshments will be served as part of the experience. Tickets to this intimate session are limited, with only 40 places available.

 

Wallace Chan Garden of Dreams brooch
Wallace Chan Garden of Dreams brooch

The talk is part of boutique contemporary jewellery show The Jewellery Cut Live, held in the same venue on September 15th & 16th, 2019, during London Fashion Week. Tickets to the talk, which cost £20, will include entry to the jewellery show.

 

Chan, who is famed across the world for his innovation in jewellery design and lapidary, is visiting London to promote his exhibition Shapeshifter: The Multiverse of Wallace Chan, which will be running from the 14th to the 17th of September, 2019, at Asia House in Marylebone.

 

Book your ticket for the Wallace Chan talk at The Jewellery Cut Live here

Wallace Chan and his latest butterfly brooch, Butterfly of the Lake

The Lotus Children sculpture by Wallace Chan

Stilled Life cicada brooch made with Wallace Chan's patented jadeite treatment

Mind Puzzle brooch by Wallace Chan

Wallace Chan, who is famed across the world for his innovation in jewellery design and lapidary, has a curiosity and thirst for knowledge that has led to the creation of numerous ground-breaking techniques

A gemstone showing The Wallace Cut

A close view of The Lotus Children sculpture by Wallace Chan

Wallace Chan titanium, porcelain and coloured gemstone transformable Hera brooch