Yan Zhang is a jewellery designer based in China. She graduated from Birmingham City University in Jewellery Design and Related Products with First Class Honours. Yan is now a MA student studying at the Royal College of Art. Yan is keen on exploring the possibilities of jewellery, using the language of jewellery to express contemporary social problems. Yan’s recent work focuses on exploring mental health issues to create ‘placebo’ jewellery, which triggers a re-examination of people’s mental health in the contemporary environment.
2017-June: Royal Horticultural Society, Chatsworth Flower Show, Chatsworth House, UK
2019-June: New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, UK