ADDRESS Interview with Becki Chan.
Define your craft in 3 sentences or less. I create handmade jewellery and design public installations. Each piece is developed out of my sculptural work and is defined by a stripped-down vocabulary of form. Cast in silver, elementary lines and simplified shapes combine and repeat with slight variations and irregularities.
Describe your creative process. Most pieces begin as a rough sketch in my notebook. Then come the prototypes, where I then hand carve many variations out of wax. Quite often the initial idea will transform through the sculpting process.
Where do you find inspiration when experiencing a creative block? I keep all of my old sketchbooks and flip through them when I’m feeling stuck. Also, I have many architecture books and building details magazines in my studio. They have always been my source of inspiration.
What advice would you give to young designers / makers / artists / creatives aspiring to make it in their field? Stay curious.
What’s your dream project? I would like to develop my jewellery design aesthetic into larger scale projects, such as houses or public installations.
What art / design trends are you excited about? I have alway found beauty and inspiration in structure and geometry. Lately I’ve been obsessed with Japanese wood joinery and this has lead to a new jewellery collection.