Hope. A Masterclass by Lin Cheung. Part of the 2nd Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial 2024

Workshop  /  CriticalThinking  /  22 Jun 2024  -  26 Jun 2024
Published: 19.02.2024

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“Hope” is powerful. At this moment, hope is being tested more than ever. Hope often arises in times of adversity, tragedy, and great instability and uncertainty. Hope can also be neutral, peaceful, humorous, and understated – feeling hope is so ingrained in every fiber of our being that, despite our contemporary worldview of incredible pessimism, I believe our normal human parameter is optimism and hope. It can reveal itself in many and varied ways.

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Through thinking and doing, participants will explore the notion of hope as an imaginative and creative process in common and everyday situations. Join me on a short but meaningful journey through what it might mean to have hope through context and the creation of jewelry.

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Dates and hours: 22 to 26 June,  Saturday 14.00 – 17.00 h, Sunday to Wednesday, 10.00 – 17.00 h.
Language: English with translation into Portuguese
380 €
320 €  (PIN members)
Registration / Application deadline: Registration for Masterclasses depends on the pre-selection of teachers. 
Payment: Registration until May: 50% payment for reservation; registration after May: 100% payment
— Payment of the remainder by June 15th under penalty of loss of place;
Payment must be made after receiving a response email confirming the application for Masterclasses 

About the Teacher:
Marked by a detailed knowledge of materials and processes, Lin Cheung’s approach to “making” offers a poignant and witty commentary on the human condition. She sees jewelry as simultaneously a creative achievement and a point of reference and inspiration, resulting in works that frequently use this self-reference to jewelry. Lin describes this broad interest in all of jewelry as a healthy way of understanding and exploring a broad and diverse subject that remains faithfully close to its archetypal roots but also has an impressive ability to change and evolve with the times. Lin's jewelry over the past decade is almost exclusively made from gem carving, a material and process discovered by chance but which has become a solid basis for creating and conceptualizing ideas. The exclusive use of the stone brings new challenges and approaches and recurring and continuing themes, such as the reinvention and re-presentation of jewelry we own and wear and how a new and freer sense of adornment can be achieved. Lin has won several awards for her work, including The Arts Foundation Award for Jewelery in 2001 and the Herbert Hofmann Prize in 2018. She was a finalist for the BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Craft Prize 2017 and was the 2018 recipient of the Françoise van den Bosch Prize.