Dong Ding is a contemporary jewellery designer & maker who currently a PhD Researcher at Edinburgh college of art at The University of Edinburgh, graduated from Edinburgh college of art at The University of Edinburgh for his MFA degree and School of Jewellery in Birmingham City University for his BA degree.
Dong Ding's PhD research is about interdisciplinary jewellery, his previous physical studio works are mainly engineering style kinetic jewellery pieces in clear forms with surprising detail, he designed different mechanical structures by using engineering knowledges to create jewellery with movable parts, which interact with the wearer in different ways while they wear it. He also making digital jewellery and conceptual contemporary jewellery by using different kinds of materials and new technologies such as 3D printings and digital components.
He also researched about the relation between jewellery and people on the emotional level. He believes that contemporary jewellery can create an emotional networks between jewellery and people in some ways.
2019.9 - 2023.8 Design PhD (Jewellery Design), Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
2017.9 – 2019.6 MFA Jewellery & Sliversmithing, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
2016.9 - 2017.6 BA (Hones) Jewellery & Sliversmithing – Design for Industry, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University
2014.9 - 2016.6 BA (Hones) Jewellery Design & Related products, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University
2013.9 - 2014.6 Foundation Course at Academy of International Visual Arts (AIVA)
2020.3 Sliver Award in the category of '(3D) Design Smallworkers' for the Goldsmiths' Craftmenship & Design Council Awards 2020.
2020.3 Bronze Award in the category of '(3D) Craft Smallworkers & Modelmakers Junior' for the Goldsmiths' Craftmenship &
Design Council Awards 2020.
2019.6 The University of Edinburgh Art Collection Purchase Prize Award
2016.11 Shortlist in the Category of 'Design for Manufacture: CAD or Craft Skills' for the BenchPeg Awards 2016.
2016.11 Shortlist in the Category of 'Design for Commercial: Competitive Retail' for the BenchPeg Awards 2016.
2014.8 Ubi Gallery Topyoung 2014
2020.3 The Goldsmiths' Craftmenship & Design Council Awards 2020
2019.10 The Next Generation - Crafts Magazine (October Issue)
2020.3 The Goldsmiths' Craftmenship & Design Council Awards Exhibition 2020 (Birmingham Assay Office, Birmingham)
2020.3 The Goldsmiths' Craftmenship & Design Council Awards Exhibition 2020 (The Goldsmiths' Hall, London)
2019.11 'Zeitgeist' Exhibition (108 Fine Art Gallery, Harrogate)
2019.9 FLUX - Nine New Graduates Energize the Jewellery World (Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill)
2019.6 New Designers 2019 ( Business Design Centre, London )
2019.6 Graduate Fashion Week 2019 ( The Truman Brewery, London )
2019.6 Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2019 ( ECA, Edinburgh )
2019.6 Graduate Fashion Show 2019 ( National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh )
2018.9 Handmade by Machines 2018 ( Dundee )
2017.6 New Designers 2017 ( Business Design Centre, London )
2017.6 Degree Show 2017 ( School of Jewellery, BCU )
2017.3 Tragbar Gallery ( Schumuck 2017 )
2016.11 BenchPeg Awards 2016 Showcase ( Goldsmiths' Hall, London )
2016.2 Exhibition of ‘The Alchemist’, ‘The Transformation’, ‘The Big Issue’, ‘The Tech - Know’ ( School of Jewellwey, BCU )
2015.12 LOT fifty-eight Selling Event
2015.5 Barnardo's Children's Charity Collaboration selling event (School of Jewellery, BCU )
2014.11 Pot of Joy ( School of Jewellery, BCU )
2014.6 AIVA Summer Show 2014
2014.8 Ubi Gallery Topyoung 2014
- Work experience:
2017.7 - 2017.8 Teaching in ‘7UP Jewelab’. (‘7UP Jewelab’ Jewellery Studio, Shanghai)
2017.9 - 2018.6 Student Rep for Design MFA Jewellery & Sliversmithing. ( Edinburgh college of art)
2017.1 - 2017.6 Technical Mentor in School of Jewellery. ( School of Jewellery, BCU )
2016.9 - 2017.6 Student Rep for Design For Industry course. ( School of Jewellery, BCU )
2013.6 -2014.9 Assistant in jewellery design and metal-smith. ( AIVA )
2013.6 -2014.6 Technical and assistant in metal-smith. ( AIVA )