The beauty of metalwork is in the handmade temperature; the beauty of passing on metalwork is the warmth of the creator’ heart.
Beautiful things require joint development and maintenance from many people. In Taiwan, development of metalwork has become mature, and many senior artists have done so much in order such a prosperous state. Now, the seed has been sown and the flowers are blooming on the branches, work on the path of inheritance can be seen through the harvest. Taiwan Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing Association has also set solid foundation in Taiwan with ambition for the world under the endeavors from the previous few chairmen.
Taiwan Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing Association was founded in 1999, with the objective based on devotion to the promotion and inheritance of metalwork; majority of the association members are creators with outstanding metalwork, including scholars who teach at metalwork and design related colleges, business managers who setup workshops, jewelry designers and artists who received international and domestic awards, as well as students who devote in metalwork and jewelry design domain etc. The association gathers Taiwan’ s best metalwork and jewelry experts to serve actively for this part; although the scale is small, yet it is the place where elites come together, hence small is big, and old is new. It also emphasizes innovation while inheriting traditional craftsmanship, and with the present social atmosphere which pays more respect on handmade craft and the self-creator, it corresponds exactly with the association’ s intention of handmade and originality.