JiChang Chai

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2019
Published: 15.06.2020
Jichang Chai Jichang Chai


Jichang Chai was born in Shanghai, China, he studied fine jewellery ND skill Course in Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, and graduated from BCU MA in 2011. Jichang won four times “Goldsmith Award” in UK and published works on British VOGUE, Aesthetica and lots of professional journals. He is a contemporary jewellery activist for the new generation in China. Meanwhile, he is also doing fine jewellery, craft education and being a curator. At present, he is director of Art and Crafts major, in TongJi University Zhejiang Collage.


I am a straightforward person, do not like complex and conceal, even if somewhile we have to do it.
My concept of creating is to first grasp the creative motivation and passion than translate into a scene, replacement and decorate some or other moment. Shape, color, material, I want every part and element all speaking in my work. Work is always more powerful than language.
The composition of the picture always the first thing I think about in my work, I consider a total effect is the earliest point to catch people’s eyes. From my own aesthetical perspective I like plump formation and succinct line, sometimes I am extreme because contrast can increase work’s dramatic effect that is the second point what I care, fine detail can increase work’s difficulty and atmosphere can give work more space of view and admire.


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Exhibition  19 Dec 2020 - 31 Mar 2021  The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Light Catchers.
Exhibition  16 May 2019 - 20 May 2019  From the Fashionable World to the New Communities.
Exhibition  26 Mar 2016 - 07 May 2016  Tracks. The personal story of Frank Chai, Heng Lee and Li Jing.
Exhibition  29 Jan 2016 - 01 Feb 2016  Artistar Jewels.
Meeting  19 May 2015 - 24 May 2015  Triple Parade.
Exhibition  09 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014  Shanghai Design Week: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition.
Award  01 Sep 2012 - 03 Oct 2012  Cominelli Foundation Award 2012.

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Book:  Chinese Contemporary Jewellery Design. Cao, BifeiSchiffer Publishing:  Pennsylvania,  2020
Book:  TRIPLE PARADE 2015. TAFA Art Museum:  Tianjin,  2015