Sheng Zhang is a UK based contemporary jeweller and silversmith. He is currently an Artist in Residence at Glasgow School of Art and part time lecturer at Staffordshire University. He graduated with an MFA Jewellery course from the Edinburgh College of Art, having previously studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China.
Sheng aims to create pieces that attempt to be aesthetic and sculptural yet with a practical function. His designs are usually influenced and inspired by minimalist art, contemporary architecture and geometric form. Sheng’s work normally adheres to space, volume, silhouette, boundary and demonstrates the aesthetics of minimal style, purity of visual language and ethos of moderate. His work strengthens the visual impact and questions the relationship between the work and its surroundings.
Sheng has won multiple awards for his work, including Young Professional Award given by world famous Netherland Silver Museum in 2018, a silver award from the prestigious ‘Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards 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.