Jewellery sculptor Wallace Chan talks about growing up in poverty, finding his calling as an artist and seeing the light. Photo: courtesy of Wallace Chan
Jewellery sculptor Wallace Chan talks about growing up in poverty, finding his calling as an artist and seeing the light. Photo: courtesy of Wallace Chan
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‘Some people thought I was crazy’: jewellery artist Wallace Chan on why destruction is part of creation, and being married to his work

  • Wallace Chan, jewellery sculptor and creator of the Wallace Cut gem-carving technique, talks about the time he begged HK$1,000 from his parents to set up shop
  • He tells Kate Whitehead about running away from home in his mid-20s, how other art forms influenced his gem-cutting technique and the reason he did not remarry

Jewellery sculptor Wallace Chan talks about growing up in poverty, finding his calling as an artist and seeing the light. Photo: courtesy of Wallace Chan
Jewellery sculptor Wallace Chan talks about growing up in poverty, finding his calling as an artist and seeing the light. Photo: courtesy of Wallace Chan
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