Gloria Chan is both a graduate of Visual Arts major at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University and Multimedia Design (Visual Communication) major at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After graduating from PolyU in 2013, she has been working as a designer. Gloria continued her studies in HKBU where she practiced metalsmithing for years to pursue her interest in jewellery making and to perfect her craft; she started creating art upon completion of her studies.
Her repertoire consists of jewellery-making, print-making, and sound. Gloria’s works utilizes a combination of organic material and different artistic mediums to craft a unique storytelling experience to illustrate the beauty of nature. She sees jewellery as a personification of human craftsmanship and beauty. Though humans and nature are sometimes viewed as having an adversarial relationship, Gloria believes that human craftsmanship and nature can grow and co-exist in harmony. This harmony is a point of emphasis in her artwork as the relationship between jewelry and the body echoes the relationship between nature and human development. Gloria’s works have been displayed in various local and international exhibitions and art fairs in Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Australia.
Loupe's Design Residency Programme is a comprehensive mentoring programme with industry experts from the established Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, specially created for jewellery designers who wish to elevate their career and skills to the next level. During the period of mentorship, designers-in-residence can expect to develop their skills and capabilities in jewellery design in the fully-equipped environment at Loupe.