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  • The New York Times, March 2021

    The New York Times

    March 2021

    The Brooch Was Ripe For Revival

     

    "A Forever Dancing - Bright Star Brooch by Wallace Chan, 2013"

     

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  • LIFE Magazine, March 2021

    LIFE Magazine

    March 2021

    The Evolution

     

    "Memories in life are vital clues to the recreation of the past, reconstruction of the present and rebuilding of the future. Since the Titanium Period, Wallace Chan has incorporated the imagery of a newborn into his works, embodying possibly his own self. The process of evolution, is a process which revolves around reinventing oneself and the world."

     

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  • 21st Century Business Herald, March 2021

    21st Century Business Herald

    March 2021

    Master Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan's Works Transcend the Splendor in the World

     

    "Wallace Chan's journey to become a worldwide acclamied artist has been a roller coaster ride. "I appreciate all the opportunities that I have encountered in life," he says."

     

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  • Inspired By, March 2021

    Inspired By

    March 2021

    "My World is in a Different Dimension" - Wallace Chan

     

    "Beloved by many jewelry and art collectors, 'Wallace Chan' is more than just a label; it is the embodiment of the artist's life stories and philosophies."

     

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  • Artnet, March 2021

    Artnet

    March 2021

    Interview with legendary jewelry artist Wallace Chan – “I use sculpture as a medium to converse with materials and time”

     

    "As the first contemporary jewelry artist whose work is included in the permanent collection of the British Museum, Wallace Chan's achievements in jewelry art are well recognized. Yet, in addition to his role as a jewelry artist, Wallace Chan is also continuously experimenting with sculptures."

     

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  • Art Collection + Design, March 2021

    Art Collection + Design

    March 2021

    The notion of time in this earthly world - Wallace Chan uses titanium to create the universe of Titans

     

    "Wallace Chan, the first Chinese contemporary jewelery artist whose work is included in the permanent collection of the British Museum, has long been the leading jewelery artist in the Chinese world. Yet, his achievements in the visual arts have yet been revealed."

     

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  • Financial Times, February 2021

    Financial Times

    February 2021

    From Jewelry Apprentice to Contemporary Artist

     

    "Since the 1970s, Wallace Chan has earned international acclaim for his jewelry pieces. Now, he lives a simple life, and amazes the contemporary art world with his titanium sculptures."

     

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  • China Daily, February 2021

    China Daily

    February 2021

    Celebrated Jewelry Designer to Show Sculptures in Venice

     

    "Wallace Chan is celebrated for his talent in jewelry design and cutting ... But what's less known of Chan is that he has been making sculptures for more than four decades."

     

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  • The Journal of The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong, November 2020

    The Journal of The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong

    November 2020

    Interview with Jewellery Master Mr Wallace Chan

     

    "Wallace Chan is a creator of unique jewellery pieces. He is recognised worldwide for his skill and innovation."

     

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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 2020

    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    November 2020

    Why Is Jewelry 'Coveted'?

     

    "'The great designers are all wild,' she said. 'They don't fight their desire to create something. That's the wildness.' Melanie Grant cited as an example the Chinese designer Wallace Chan, a virtuoso stonecutter, who came up with the improbable technique of carving gems submerged in water."

     

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  • FORBES, April 2020

    FORBES

    April 2020

    Wallace Chan’s First Porcelain Jewel On View At British Museum

     

    "While Wallace Chan was in London in September 2019, the first jewel made with his proprietary unbreakable porcelain was placed on exhibit at the British Museum. It’s the first work by a contemporary jewelry artist that the venerable museum chose to include in its permanent collection."

     

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  • DE LIMBURGER article Wallace Chan

    DE LIMBURGER

    March 2020

    Kunstenaar Wallace Chan: geestelijk vader van peperdure sieraden, maar ook een bescheiden monnik

     

    Artist, scientist, alchemist and Buddhist monk. Wallace Chan gave a lecture about his work and life at the Maastricht Art Academy.

     

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  • The Telegraph, August 2019

    The Telegraph

    August 2019

    The Jewellery mastermind behind 'Unbreakable Porcelain' - and why the waiting list for his art is years long

     

    "Over the last 45 years he has become one of the most visionary and influential forces in the world of high jewellery."

     

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  • Forbes article - Hong Kong Master Jeweler Wallace Chan

    FORBES

    March 2019

    Hong Kong Master Jeweler Wallace Chan Exhibits His Wearable Sculptures At The TEFAF Maastricht

     

    "With each piece crafted to narrate a unique story or illustrate a philosophical thought, the spiritual materializes into dramatic jewelry."

     

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  • MING PAO - 2019

    MING PAO

    January 2019

    The Exhibition of Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan: Revealing the Inner World of Gemstones

     

    "Wallace Chan is the world’s leading Chinese jewelry artist. He exhibited at world-class art fairs such as The European Fine Arts Fair (TEFAF), and was named the “Carving Prodigy from Asia” by German media."

     

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  • CGTN - 2019

    CGTN

    January 2019

    Jewellery Design: Art and artistry of Wallace Chan

     

    "Wallace Chan is not only a veteran artist, but also an innovator."

     

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  • CHINA DAILY - 2019

    CHINA DAILY

    January 2019

    Wallace Chan: The Teacher and The Student

     

    "Wallace Chan is an acclaimed Hong Kong-based jeweller who has attained international success through his innovation in techniques and materials."

     

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  • ORIENTAL DAILY - 2019

    ORIENTAL DAILY

    January 2019

    The Art of Jewellery Shapeshifting

     

    "He rocks the jewelry world through devoting decades into the marriage of art and technology."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST article

    THE ECONOMIST

    December 2018

    An appreciation of porcelain in four objects

     

    "There is plenty to be charmed by in Mr Chan’s invention."

     

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  • Forbes article - 2018

    FORBES

    December 2018

    Wallace Chan Unveils 14 Jewels Made With Unbreakable Porcelain

     

    "Those familiar with Chan’s creations will see that while the material may be innovative, his designs are typical Wallace Chan, which means they are not typical at all."

     

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  • ROBB REPORT - 2018

    ROBB REPORT

    November 2018

    This Jewelry Designer Has Created Porcelain That You Cannot Break

     

    "Over the last four decades, the Hong Kong-based artist (now 62) has drawn international attention for being a jewelry pioneer in not just design, but materials and craftsmanship."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST 1843 MAGAZINE - 2018

    1843 MAGAZINE

    November 2018

    Metal heads

     

    "Chan mastered the metal by ditching the methods he used for other precious metals and inventing new ones."

     

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  • CNN - 2018

    CNN

    November 2018

    Master jeweler invents unbreakable porcelain

     

    "Every day Wallace Chan “communicates” with the universe, turning rough, ancient gemstones into extraordinary pieces of jewelry."

     

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  • FORBES - 2018

    FORBES

    Sep 2018

    High Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan Invents Unbreakable Porcelain

     

    "He is distinguished among high jewelers because he not only creates the designs but does much of the artisan work himself."

     

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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES - 2018

    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    July 2018

    This Porcelain is Tougher Than It Looks

     

    "His discovery, after all, has the potential to change the industry."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST 1843 MAGAZINE - 2017

    1843 MAGAZINE

    June/July 2017

    Wallace Chan on a jade cicada

     

    It might take me 20 years to acquire their ability. Would it be worth it? Would I give up 20 years of my life to make something like this? I thought that, yes, it would be worth it – because when I looked at the cicada I saw a whole world.

     

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  • ROBB REPORT - 2017

    ROBB REPORT

    February 2017

    Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan's Sizable New Brooch Can Be Worn or Displayed as Art

     

    "Jewelry artist Wallace Chan conveys his Chinese heritage and Zen philosophy in one- offs such as this cicada brooch."

     

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  • T MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORK TIMES - 2017

    T MAGAZINE

    2017

    "He doesn’t merely set gems; he transforms them."

     

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  • FINANCIAL TIMES - 2016

    FINANCIAL TIMES

    September 2016

    Wallace Chan thinks dragons are no drag

     

    "Today collectors are captivated by his philosophical, sculptural creations which merge eastern and western sensibilities, ancient crafts and new technologies, especially novel use of titanium."

     

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  • ROBB REPORT USA - 2016

    ROBB REPORT USA

    July 2016

    10 of the Most Influential Jewelry Designers from the Last 40 Years

     

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  • CHINA DAILY USA - 2016

    CHINA DAILY USA

    March 2016

    Wallace Chan: bringing stones to life

     

    "…the first Chinese jewelry artist ever invited to exhibit at TEFAF in Maastricht, Europe’s most prestigious art fair."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST 1843 MAGAZINE - 2016

    1843 MAGAZINE

    November 2016

    The Power of Asian Taste

     

    "His popularity has spread far beyond Hong Kong."

     

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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES - 2015

    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    December 2015

    The stone is me

     

    "He has the curiosity, courage and, above all, the talents to push boundaries, artistically and geographically. He is one of the first Chinese jewelry artists to make his name in the international arena."

     

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  • FORBES - 2015

    FORBES

    November 2015

    The Dreamlike World of Wallace Chan on Exhibit in Hong Kong

     

    "His techniques are original and are the result of painstaking effort that in most cases takes years to accomplish."

     

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  • CNN - 2014

    CNN

    November 2014

    How Did The Human Face Appear in a Gemstone?

     

    "These pieces of jewelry carry such an aura of exclusivity that it is rare to find a Chan piece on the open market."

     

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  • BBC - 2014

    BBC

    September 2014

    Carving Humans into Precious Stone

     

    "Wallace Chan is one of Asia’s most influential jewellery designers."

     

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  • THE ECONOMIST - 2014

    THE ECONOMIST

    September 2014

    Asian Star: A Hong Kong designer, Wallace Chan is about to become much better known

     

    "The jewels he makes are delicate and deeply reflect his Zen Buddhist philosophy. They are also technically innovative."

     

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  • REUTERS - 2014

    REUTERS

    September 2014

    Chinese Collectors jet in to buy Wallace Chan jewels at Biennale

     

    "This is where jewelry meets art at the highest level."

     

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