Master of Arts, MetalSmithing, Graduate Institute of Applied Arts
Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan.
Her works had been awarded by Germany/Munich?TALENTE-International Competition?and The 2nd National Metal Crafts Competition, Jewelry with Second Prize
In recent years, Tsai’s metal works have been noticed by several global brands. In 2011, Tsai was invited by Italian designer brand FENDI to join the FENDI’s design series “Fatto a Mano for the Future”. In 2012, Tsai had another opportunity to help JAMEI CHEN design the spring/summer accessory collection. In 2013, Tsai designed a piece of “metal dress” for AVEDA’s spa center. The “dress” is made of more than 5000 metal pieces and has to show the body contour, which requires a significant amount of patience and attention to detail.
I Shan Tsai’s works draw inspiration from the life of emotions, through the individual imagination with hand draw illustration form and converted into metal craft. She uses a variety of different materials with a delicate care to construct work which has created her personal style of works. Her works often has its magic narrative and make people go into her dream world and forgot the reality.
I Shan Tsai construct all the works from her own hand and she often plays a role between the jewelry design and abstract arts.
Materials: 925 silver,Gemstone