Sheng Zhang 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 Birmingham School of Jewellery and China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China.
Sheng has won multiple awards for his work, including Young Professional Award given by world famous Netherlands Silver Museum in 2018, a silver award from the prestigious Goldsmiths' Crafts and Design Council in 2017, New Designers Silversmithing Award from the well-known Goldsmiths’ Company in 2016. His work has been permanently collected by Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2019. He exhibited his work both nationally and internationally.
2016 - 2018
Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
2014 - 2016
BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Related Products
School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom.
2012 - 2014
BA Jewellery Design
Gemmological Institute, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China.
2019 - Present
Artist in Residence. Glasgow School of Art, UK.
2018 - Present
Part time lecturer. Staffordshire University. Stoke-On-Trent, UK.
2018 - 2019
Artist in Residence. School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK.
Awards, Grants and Collections
Goldsmiths’ Fair Graduate Bursary Scheme. Goldsmiths’ Company. London, UK.
Public Collection. Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). London, UK.
Young Professional Award. Nederlands Zilvermuseum. Schoonhoven, Netherlands.
VAS Graduate Showcase Shortlisted Artist. Visual Arts Scotland. Edinburgh, UK.
Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Grant. Goldsmiths’ Company & Cooksongold. London, UK.
Silver Award in (3D) Design Silversmithing. Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council. London, UK.
New Designers Goldsmiths’ Company Silversmithing Award. London, UK.
Regent Silversmiths’ Award. School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK.
Betts/Sutton Tools Award. School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK.
Press and Publications
Jewelry and Metals Survey. The Society of North American Goldsmiths. USA.
'A sterling investment'. The Evening Standard. UK.
Goldsmiths' Fair catalogue. The Goldsmiths' Company. UK.
'Living Silver'. Augustus Brandt in collaboration with Contemporary British Silversmiths. UK.
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 Exhibition. Nederlands Zilvermuseum. Schoonhoven, Netherlands.
Celebrating Silver. Pyramid Gallery. York, UK.
Return to Shanghai. Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Shanghai, China.
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. 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, Netherlands.
Talent! 2016. Craft Central. London, UK.
New Designers. Business Design Centre. London, UK.