I function as a bridge between imagination and reality;
this is where my art begins

I get my inspiration from nature and the world around me. This is where I continually learn the principles of creativity, balance, and rhythm.

I apply them to my work to grasp three essential elements: imagination, beauty, and clarity of forms.

Harmony among these elements means strength and purity; and this is what I am looking for, as much in my art as in my life.

Highlights of Qualifications:

- Metal and Jewellery Art

- Industrial Design and Product Development

- Precision Custom Fabrication and Prototyping


Vitra Design Museum Workshop
2001 and 2004
Domaine de Boisbuchet, France
George Brown College
1994 - 1997 Jewellery Arts Program
Toronto, Ontario

Central Technical School
1993 - 1994
Toronto, Ontario

Ta-An Technical School
1985 - 1988 Industrial Sheet Metal Work
Taipei, Taiwan

Exhibitions and Awards:

Talent Zone
Copenhagen International Furniture Fair, 2007
Copenhagen, Denmark
Tormasi Art Gallery, 2007
St. Catharines, Ontario
ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), 2006
New York, USA
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2010, 2011
Best of Show Award, 1999
Best Metal Award, 1999
Toronto, Canada

SOFA (Sculpture Object and Functional Art), 1999 - 2002
New York and Chicago, USA

TALENTE '99 International Trade Fair
Munich, Germany

Cited: Masterpiece and Memento, 1998
Dr. Steven Levy Award for Best Work in Metal
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

North American Metalsmithing Competition, 1998
Stephen F.Austin State University,
Nacogdoches, Texas

Ontario Crafts '97 Exhibition
Excellence in Metal Award
Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto

Society of North America
Goldsmiths Slide Presentation, 1997
University of Illinois, Illinois, USA

Grants and Scholarships:

Canada Council for the Arts
Travel Grant, 1999
Project Grant for Emerging Artists, 1999

Ontario Crafts Council
Volunteer Committee Scholarship, 1997


Metal and Jewellery Artist, 1997 - Present
  Instructor, Silver Smithing, As of January 2012  
  Ontario College of Art and Design  
  Toronto, Canada  
Guest Lecturer, 2002 and 2006
Ontario College of Art and Design
Toronto, Canada
Instructor, 2004 - Present
ROM Life, Royal Ontario Museum Program
Toronto, Canada

Instructor, 1998 - Present
Jewellery Arts Program, George Brown College
(Continuing Education Department)
Toronto, Canada

Resident Metal Artist, 1997 - 2000
Metal Studio at Harbourfront Centre,
Toronto, Canada

Production Assistant, 1992 - 1993
Ke-Hwa Button Co., Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan

Commissions and Freelance:

Bombay Sapphire Designer Collection, 2000 - 2001
Bacardi, USA

Fiftieth Year Anniversary Plaque, 2001
Hart House Finnish Exchange Program
University of Toronto


Jewellery Workshops, Evening and Day Classes 2000 - 2011
Shao Design Studio, Toronto, ON

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