Abigail Chui
Currently based in Glasgow, Scotland
helloabigailchui@gmail.com

Hello, I tell stories through jewellery made primarily from silver, natural materials, and low impact, traditional processes. I believe we need to be good stewards of our environment, that everyone is creative, and that curiosity is sacred.


Training

 

2019 – 2020

2015 – 2019

2017 – 2018

2012 – 2015

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2017

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (London), Gemmology Foundation

Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), Bachelor (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Israel), Erasmus Programme

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore), Diploma in Arts Business Management

Inlay in wood, under tutelage of Joachim Tantau, Princes School of Traditional Arts, London

Jade lapidary, under tutelage of Ping Shu, Singapore

Sacred geometry, and traditional paint making, under tutelage of Hana Louise Shahnavaz and Daniel Docherty, East Sussex

Glass lampwork, under tutelage of Helen Chalmers, Edinburgh

Willow weaving, under tutelage of Anna Liebmann, Edinburgh

Eco dyeing, under Laura Aldridge, Cove Park, and Julia Billings, Glasgow


Experiences

 

2017 – 2018

2018

2017

2014 – 2015

2013 – 2014

Workshop facilitator - private and group sessions for children and adults in silver jewellery making, organised independently

It's In Our Hands - One Year On, Ethical Making Symposium, organised by The Scottish Goldsmiths Trust

It’s In Our Hands – The Future of Ethical Making in Scotland, organised by The Scottish Goldsmiths Trust and the Precious Metals Workshop

Programmes, Education Intern turned part time staff, Singapore Art Museum

Kindergarten teacher, Creative Thinkers


Exhibitions + Work

 

2019

2019

2019

2018

2017

2016

2016

2014

2013, 2014

2013

2013

2013

Cluster Crafts | Jewellery Edition, London (Exhibitor)

Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (Exhibitor)

New Designers, London (Exhibitor)

Facets, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (Exhibitor)

Tekhnology, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (Exhibitor)

New Dreams, BBC Scotland and Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University (Exhibitor)

Construction / Deconstruction, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (Exhibitor)

Ocean of Possibilities, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (Exhibitor)

Arts Business Management Open House, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore (Exhibitor)

Where the Wild Things Are, for Arts Fiesta 2013, Arts Appreciation Club, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore (Exhibitor)

Malay Heritage Centre Brochure, Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore (Designer)

Welcome To My World 2013, Very Special Arts Singapore, Singapore (Designer)


Past + Ongoing Projects

 

2018

2015 – 2016


2013


2013

STEP
Founder
A no-fluff, flexible organiser system that helps creatives and entrepreneurs get things done

STAPLE
Co-Founder, Operations Manager
A themed quarterly journal started by four friends about culture and lifestyle

SharingMTthinking
Co-Founder, Team Leader
A student-initiated community art project aimed at encouraging people to be more expressive with gratitude

Verve
Publicity and Outreach Manager
A one-day arts festival organised by Year 2 Arts Business Management students at The Arts House


Scholarships + Awards

 

2019

2019

2016, 17, 18

2013/14, 2014/15

2013

Talent Spotted 2019, Goldsmiths’ Centre

One Year In - SPOTTED, New Designers

Sustainability in the Arts Grant, Glasgow School of Art

Ngee Ann Polytechnic Merit Award, Ngee Ann Polytechnic


Talent in the Arts Grant, Ngee Ann Polytechnic