I have been wanting to introduce Luyi Wang to you for a while. Luyi is a jewellery artist who joined me about a year ago at my new studio location and I am so happy that I met her. She is one of the super talented artists from Vancouver who has an amazing creative mind. Her vision is out of this world and to be honest I rarely brag about artists' vision but on this one I can't stop!
Luyi is an emerging jewelry artist living in Vancouver. She was born in Shanghai, China in 1986, and moved to Vancouver in 1996. She received her BA from Simon Fraser University in 2012 (double major in Interactive Arts & Technology, and Fine and Performing Arts). In 2014, Luyi completed the Jewelry Technician Intensive program at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, and graduated with distinction. Her work has been featured on the cover of Revere Academy's 2014/2015 brochure.
Here is a photo for you to see.
Luyi loves mending broken pieces together. If you look closely in this picture, the Lapis is broken but is mended with 18k yellow gold pieces. This is inspired by an ancient Japanese technique called 'Kintsugi' in which broken pieces are mended together with gold and as a result a unique piece of art is created that is more valuable than the original one.
She has finished so many interesting projects for clients over time that I wish I had shared them with you. But it is never late here as at least once a week I see her working on another cool project for somebody.
This week's project was a pair of broken glasses that were her client's favourite pair that he couldn't part with.
You notice all the rocks in the box? She has cuts them herself and creates super cool designs around the stones. Truly one of a kind and unique.
So in one afternoon she used some glue, cut copper sheets, forged and riveted the frame to go from 'Broken' to a high-fashion designer pair of eye glasses.
Now do you see why I said what I said earlier about her talent? You can see more of Luyi's work on her instagram account here
Also, you can drop by our Gallery on 138 E. Broadway to see some of her unique jewellery designs or go to Crafthouse in Granville Island and see a pair of earrings she made for the "Earring Show" on June 27th. You can get more information about this show from Crafthouse by clicking here.