Nan Nan Liu’s jewellery and objets d’art are the result of an organic working process in which she experiments with the balance between nature and ornamentation using a combination of precious metal and paper.
The foundations for her unique work were laid at Dudley College, Dudley from where she went on to study for a BA in Jewellery Design and Silversmithing at Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, where in 2007 she won the Best Student Prize. This led to a year long Residence at the Bishopsland Educational Trust and took her on to her recently completed MA at the Royal College of Art.
She applies her award winning skills in an array of traditional and modern arts of jewellery making to create highly original, striking and beautiful designs which are a blend of culture and natural elements. Just as the tree ring shows the age of the tree, by building up shaped layers she creates striking free forms that show the strength and beauty of the natural.
Nan Nan Liu continues to develop her techniques, most recently spending several months in China studying Chinese enamelling and paper skills.
- 2010 2nd Prize, The Malcolm Appleby Prize for Creative Engraving
- 2009 The Podolsky Award, Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design
- 2009 Gold Prize, Engravers Junior, Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design
- 2009 Commended Prize, Smallworkers 3D Design, Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design
- 2009 Commended Prize, Smallworkers 3D Craft, Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design
- 2008 Special Council Award
- 2008 Silver Award, Smallworkers 3D Design, Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design
- 2008 Commended Award Silversmiths Junior, Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design
- 2008 Nominated for Best Junior Award, Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design
- 2008 Goldsmith’s Craft and Design nominated for Best Junior Award