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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

Wanshu Li

Jeweller
Published: 19.11.2017

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Edinburgh based jewellery designer, the winner of JOYA 2017, focuses on exploring the multi-sensory experience and making tactile wearable pieces.
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Wanshu Li. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic, sterling silver, glass beads, nylon wire.. 7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic, sterling silver, glass beads, nylon wire.
7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Go with the Glow
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Wanshu Li. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic, sterling silver, glass beads, nylon wire.. 7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic, sterling silver, glass beads, nylon wire.
7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.. 9 x 5 x 4.8 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.
9 x 5 x 4.8 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Ring: Pom Pom, 2016. Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.. 9 x 5 x 4.8 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Ring: Pom Pom, 2016
Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.
9 x 5 x 4.8 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.. 7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Wanshu Li. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.
7.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Wanshu Li
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.. 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Wanshu Li. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.
6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Wanshu Li
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.. 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Wanshu Li. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic, sterling silver, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.
6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Wanshu Li
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Necklace: Let it Green, 2016. Acrylic, glass beads, nylon wire.. 33.5 x 30 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Necklace: Let it Green, 2016
Acrylic, glass beads, nylon wire.
33.5 x 30 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Go with the Glow
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Wanshu Li. Pendant: Floating I, 2016. Acrylic, fluorescent plastic, fluorescent painting, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.. 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Pendant: Floating I, 2016
Acrylic, fluorescent plastic, fluorescent painting, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.
8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Go with the Glow
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Wanshu Li. Pendant: Floating I, 2016. Acrylic, fluorescent plastic, fluorescent painting, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.. 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Pendant: Floating I, 2016
Acrylic, fluorescent plastic, fluorescent painting, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.
8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Pendant: Floating II, 2016. Acrylic, fluorescent plastic, fluorescent painting, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.. 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Wanshu Li. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Pendant: Floating II, 2016
Acrylic, fluorescent plastic, fluorescent painting, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire.
8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Wanshu Li
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic, sterling silver, fluorescent plastic, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire, ultraviolet light.. 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Wanshu Li. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic, sterling silver, fluorescent plastic, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire, ultraviolet light.
6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Wanshu Li
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Ring: Untitled, 2016. Acrylic, sterling silver, fluorescent plastic, glass beads, nylon wire, ultraviolet light,. 4.3 x 4.3 x 5.5cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Ring: Untitled, 2016
Acrylic, sterling silver, fluorescent plastic, glass beads, nylon wire, ultraviolet light,
4.3 x 4.3 x 5.5cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Pendant: Floating III, 2016. Acrylic, fluorescent painting, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire, ultraviolet light.. 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Go with the Glow. Wanshu Li
Pendant: Floating III, 2016
Acrylic, fluorescent painting, sequins, glass beads, nylon wire, ultraviolet light.
8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Go with the Glow
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li. Bangle: Go with the Glow, 2016. Acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube, nylon wire. 12 x 8 x 5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Wanshu Li
Bangle: Go with the Glow, 2016
Acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube, nylon wire
12 x 8 x 5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Wanshu Li at the bench
Craft Design House
2017
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Intro
Wanshu Li is originally from China and currently based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Beijing University of Technology (2009-2013), then achieved her master degree at the Edinburgh College of Art (2014-2016). After finishing her study, she spent a year as an Artist in Residence in jewellery department of ECA to continue developing her own practice.

Statement

Wanshu’s jewellery is focused on exploring the multi-sensory experience and making tactile wearable pieces, which involve different sensory experiences such as vision, sound, and touch. These sensory experiences could be perceived by interacting with light, body movements and tactile moving beads in her work.The inspiration for her recent jewellery series “Go with the Glow” stems from capturing the luminous and dynamic moments in the natural world. She was deeply attracted by free-swimming marine animals. For example jellyfish, which is soft, light, and glowing with the characteristics of amazing colours.
 
Wanshu developed her work by experimenting with acrylic, moving beads, ultraviolet light, ultraviolet light reactive nylon wire, light conduct medium and fluorescent paints resulting in light-weighted, tactile, playful and luminous pieces. The nylon wires under UV light creates an amazing fluorescent effect and provide a pleasant and vivid visual enjoyment for the wearers and viewers. Moreover, the pieces create subtle sounds, following freely with the movements of the body.
 

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2018:
Exhibition  22 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018  Artistar Jewels 2018.
2017:
Fair  06 Dec 2017 - 12 Dec 2017  FORM Miami Art Fair.
Fair  05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017.

Publications      View / hide publications

Catalogue:  2017 Elements 3: A Festival of Jewellery. Silver and Gold:  Edinburgh,  2017
Page 34
Catalogue:  Joya Barcelona Jewellery Fair. JOYA Barcelona:  Barcelona,  2017
Page 66.
Magazine:  Christmas Gift Guide. Craft:  2017
Issue No. 269, Nov/Dec, Page 73.
Newspaper:  Jellyfish Jewels. Danny Lawson.  Yorkshire Post:  Yorkshire,  2016
May 27th, Page 12.
Newspaper:  Tentacular Spectacular. Danny Lawson.  The Guardian:  Manchester,  2016
May 23rd, Page 7.
Article:  Wanshu Li. Edinburgh College of Art. Selected Graduate 2016. Edinburgh College of Art.  Klimt02:  Barcelona,  2016
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