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Jewellery & Metal (MA)

Olivia Yee Tsang Lee

Crossing cultures and shifting identities have been my challenge and inspiration. From performance to design, I'm learning the importance of understanding diverse perspectives and empathy as an artist. Growing up in Hong Kong has given me the environment surrounded with the best of East & West, as well as the strength and open-mindedness to face and adapt to drastic changes and difficulties; jewellery design is my channel to explore myself and the world.

Competition & Award

2019 | Vogue Brooch - Mint Green Tourmaline | Theo Fennell Stone Brief


2019 | Mulan Exhibition | New York

2019 | Beijing Art Fair | Beijing China

2019 | Artust | Wu Han China

2019 | Matter Morphosis | RCA Dyson Gallery

2019 | Material Statements | RCA Dyson Gallery

Developments & Qualifications

2018-2020 | Jewellery and Metal | Royal College of Art

2015-2020 | Graphic Branding and Identity | London College of Communication UAL

2014 | Pearl Grading | GIA

2013 | Graduate Diamond Programme | GIA


2013-2014 | Regional Sales & PR Manager | Forms Jewellery | Hong Kong

2014 | Private Jewllery Sales and Auction Previewer | Christie's | Hong Kong

2016-2017| Sales Assistant | Christian Dior Fine Jewellery | Harrods, London

2015 | PT Sales Assistant | Yewn Heritage Jeweller | London

1998-2012 | Singer, Actress and Model | Hong Kong and China


Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

Jewellery & Metal (MA)

I was often smeared by the media in Hong Kong. I wasn't able to defend myself, with many audiences believing what they saw on the news. The continuous pressure, downtimes and the lack of privacy made me feel like I was ostracised to another planet, away from and monitored by the earth. Nevertheless, dancing liberates me and leads me to find my truth; it is one of the most natural form of expressions that connects my soul, which allows me to naturally reflect, respond and become enlighten. Performance, the dark times and Taoism have directly and indirectly influenced my work.

Aqua Flow Bangle | Aqua Momentum

Anna May Wong featured in Aqua Momentum

Aqua Momentum was inspired by dance and Water Philosophy by Bruce Lee.


Will be made in diamonds, carved Rock crystal, titanium and 18K gold
22 July 2020
14:00 (GMT + 0)

Jewellery & Metal Event Panel Discussion: The Body Alive

Panel discussion on jewellery and object concepts inspired by the living body.
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