Chien-Wei Chang was born in Taiwan and moved to London in 2000 to study for his masters degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery. In 2004 he won the British Jewellers’ Association Merit Award. He loves silver as a material and enjoys experimenting with the different processes it requires to create a piece of work.
Chien-Wei has discovered that in making his work it becomes a personal ritual; he draws on his cultural roots for his inspiration, defining it as particularly individual. “I try to enhance the Eastern aesthetics by combining seductive silver with another ordinary yet earthy material, bamboo.”
In 2010 Chien-Wei exhibited at ‘The Artists’ House’, a group design show at the New Art Centre at Roche Court, Wiltshire.