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Wanshu Li

Wanshu Li
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My jewellery is focused on exploring the multisensory experience and making tactile wearable pieces, which involve different sensory experiences such as vision, sound, and touch. The inspiration for the jewellery series “Go with the Glow” stems from capturing the moving moments in the natural world. I was deeply attracted by free-swimming marine animal. For example jellyfish, which is soft, light, and glowing with the characteristics of amazing colours. I was also fascinated by dancing, rave party and laser light show.

I developed my work by experimenting with acrylic, moving beads, UV reactive nylon wire, UV light and fluorescent paints resulting in light-weighted tactile, colourful and playful pieces. The nylon wires under UV light creates an amazing fluorescent effect and provide a pleasant visual enjoyment for the wearers and viewers. Moreover, the pieces create subtle sounds, following freely with the movements of the body.
Education
2009-2013 | BA Jewellery and Silversmithing
College of Art and Design, Beijing University of Technology
2014-2016 | MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing
Edinburgh College of Art

Exhibitions & Shows
2012 | Eighth China Gold Jewelry Design Competition2012 China “Yin” Jewelry Design Competition
2013 | Beijing International Contemporary Metal & Jewellery Art Exhibition
2013 | Chinese Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition
2015 | Korea Jewellery Design Association 14th International Jewelry Design Competition –Feature Award
2016 |Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show
2016 | New Designers, London
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  • "Floating",Pendant I, 2016, acrylic, seed beads, sequins, nylon wire, fluorescent plastic tube, UV reactive paint 85 x85x45mm Photography(under UV light): Shannon Tofts
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  • "Go with the Glow" Series,Bangel I, 2016, acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube,nylon wire,120 x80 x50mm Photography(Under UV Light):Shannon Tofts
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  • "Go with the Glow",Ring, 2016, acrylic, silver, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube, nylon wire, 43 x43 x55mm Photography(under UV light): Shannon Tofts
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  • "Go with the Glow" Series,Pendant and Brooches. Model: Alasdair Carmichael Ivy RuoLin Photography(under UV light): Jessica Shurte
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  • "Let it Green ",Neckpiece, 2016, acrylic, seed beads, nylon wire 335 x 300 x12mm Model: Alasdair Carmichael Photography(under UV light): Jessica Shurte
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  • "Cube",Necklace and earrings, 2016, acrylic, seed beads, nylon wire Model: Ivy RuoLin Photography(under UV light): Jessica Shurte
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  • "Pom-Pom",Pendant, 2016, acrylic, seed beads, nylon wire,50 x 45 x45 mm Photography(under UV light): Wanshu Li
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  • "Go with the Glow" Series,Brooch I, 2016, acrylic, silver, seed beads, nylon wire 72 x 67 x45mm Photography(under UV light): Wanshu Li
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