Sheng Zhang is a UK based contemporary jewellery and silversmithing designer maker. He is currently doing the Artist in Residence at Glasgow School of Art and part time lecturer at Staffordshire University. He graduated from an MFA Jewellery course at the Edinburgh College of Art, having previously studied at the School of Jewellery Birmingham City University and China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).
Sheng has won multiple prestigious awards for his work, including Young Professional Award given by Netherlands Silver Museum, Silver Award from The Goldsmiths' Crafts and Design Council and New Designers Silversmithing Award from The Goldsmiths’ Company. His work is exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of Victoria and Albert Museum and The Goldsmiths’ Company. Sheng has worked to commissions for both individual clients and establishments including Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance.
2016 - 2018
2014 - 2016
2012 - 2014
Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Related Products
School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom.
BA Jewellery Design
Gemmological Institute, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China.
2019 - Present
2018 - Present
2018 - 2019
Artist in Residence. Glasgow School of Art, UK.
Part time lecturer. Staffordshire University. Stoke-On-Trent, UK.
Artist in Residence. School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK.
Awards and Public Collections & Commissions
Public Commission. Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance, London, UK.
Public Collection. The Goldsmiths’ Company, London, UK.
Public Collection. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
Goldsmiths’ Fair Graduate Bursary Scheme. The Goldsmiths’ Company, London, UK.
Young Professional Award. Nederlands Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven, Netherland.
VAS Graduate Showcase shortlisted artist. Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.
Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Grant. The Goldsmiths’ Company & Cooksongold. London, UK.
Silver Award in (3D) Design Silversmithing. Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, UK.
New Designers Goldsmiths’ Company Silversmithing Award. The Goldsmiths’ Company, UK.
Regent Silversmiths’ Award. School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK.
Betts/Sutton Tools Award. School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK.
2019 - 21
FIVE at Collect 2022. Somerset House, London, UK.
Elements. Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, UK.
China International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition. World Handicraft Industry Expo Park, Shanghai, China.
Metal Narrative. The China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China.
VOYAGERS, Munich International Jewellery Week Exhibition 2020. Germany.
Goldsmiths’ Fair. Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, UK.
Three Paths Academic Nominated Exhibition of China’s Contemporary Craft.
The Craft Museum, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China.
Collect 2019. Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018 Exhibition. Nederlands Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven, Netherlands.
Celebrating Silver. Pyramid Gallery, York, UK.
Return to Shanghai. Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China.
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. Upper Campfield Market, Manchester, UK.
Shine 2018. Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, UK.
GC&DC Retrospective Exhibition. Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, UK.
Making It Now. Gallery 3 Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, UK.
Inspired 2017. Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, UK.
New Tastes. Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire, UK.
Marzee International Graduate Show 2016. Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherland.
Talent! 2016. Craft Central, London, UK.
New Designers. Business Design Centre. London, UK.