STEFANIE YING LIN CHEONGArtist Jeweller
What I Do
Ethical Art Objects And Adornment
I create ethical jewellery and objects using Fair Trade and recycled metals, ethically sourced gemstones to compliment an interest in gathering rocks found in the UK.
I have been exploring ways in which I can incorporate these found rocks within my work, grinding them as pigments and breaking into shards to create pattern and texture. I also cut and shape them by hand to compliment a clean minimal aesthetic. Interested in the way people interact with objects, my designs are often transformable or component based, allowing multiple possibilities for how they may be worn or exhibited.
I have extensive experience in teaching, having worked as a returning visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art. Other posts include tutor for local authorities throughout Scotland, within schools, museums, galleries and art organisations UK wide.
Projects and more
I deliver projects, exhibitions and workshops collaboratively with arts organisations and other educational facilities. Inspiring and empowering people through making, and encouraging sustainability within the practice of Art Jewellery. Projects I have initiated include O-PIN and Exchangeworks?. I hold a part time post as Craft Development officer at Fife Contemporary and have recently become appointed as a board member of Applied Arts Scotland.
Working with the most ethically sourced materials, I hand make each piece of jewellery in my Glasgow studio.
I specialise in collecting and cutting rocks indigenous to the UK.
I am registered on the Goldsmiths scheme to source and work with Fair Trade metals.
New for 2019, I am offering classes that specialise in ethical practice. Suitable for all levels, from beginners to professionals that want to try out a new technique. All classes will use recycled or fair trade metals, (for some you can even bring your own jewellery to recycle!) and will cover ethical jewellery practice. Classes will be small and include copper electroforming, cuttlefish casting, sandcasting, ring making, chain making and for those ethical jewellers that want to push themselves a little further – make your own findings! I also offer private tuition if someone has a specific project they would like to realise.
With over 15 years experience in the jewellery industry I am happy to take on all kinds of commissions. Get in touch for a consultation and we can discuss material choices and design.
I am also happy to discuss re-working any heirloom or scrap jewellery into a contemporary piece.