Wing-Ki Chan is a Toronto studio jewellery designer and maker. Wing-Ki started her design education in Hong Kong, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (BFA) in 1994, and NSCAD University (MFA) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1996.
Wing-Ki discovered her passion for teaching during her graduate studies. She joined Jewellery Studies at George Brown College as a full time professor in 1997 and coordinated the program from 2008 to 2014. She has been developing and teaching digital technology to the jewellery programs since 2003.
Her work emphasizes exercising economy while using precious metals, finding a balance between traditional jewellery techniques, using non-traditional materials and digital technology as well as a sensibility to relationships between object, body and the environment.
Advances in science and engineering act as catalysts to the creative arts. Jewellery has been viewed as a craft using very traditional process requiring years of hands-on- training. However, technological advances such as 3D printing, modelling and computer aided design have started disrupting the jewellery making process. In this panel, we look at how the […]