Albert Tse has always had a fascination in making things, from a hot dog bean bag in year 8 art class to a glass blowing workshop in Manly many years later. So when he was looking at a pottery class in mid 2013 and the classes filled up, he ended up in a Jewellery course and felt that this was what was missing in life. The stars aligned and six weeks later he left his career in logistics and was in Florence studying at one of the best contemporary jewellery schools - Alchimia. There he was taught both the traditional jewellery making techniques and also contemporary design. It was a mixture of both the old and the new, something that he has taken on board to develop his own unique style – that is a modern take on the traditional.
Albert Tse is a wanderer, dreamer, cook and a metalsmith. Born in the city of Sydney, and in his early years he did a stint as a cook at a British Japanese restaurant where he had an outlet for his creativity. This allowed him to save some money to head overseas to see and wander through parts of Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Once he returned to Australia he went on to study a Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree majoring in international business. He ended up working in logistics for a number of years before his creative side came calling and decided to move to Florence in 2013 to study at Alchimia where his work was well received in Valencia and Flornece. When he moved back to Sydney he spent some time in the Jewellery + Object design course at the Design Centre in Enmore creating a new body of work based on recycling that stuck a cord with many people. Now he is working out of his studio designing and making his signature Wanderer series and putting his personal aesthetic on commissioned makes.
2014 - Jewellery + Object Design, Enmore, Australia
2013 - Alchimia study program, Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy
2009 - Bachelor of Business and Commerce (International Business) University of Western Sydney, Australia
2016 - Takeaway 16, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales
2016 - A time of gifts, Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales
2016 - Furari, SquareSpace, Marrickville, New South Wales
2016 - Stories in small spaces, Gympie Regional Gallery, Gympie, Queensland
2015 - Pendulum, Wooll00ngabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
2015 - Stories in small spaces, Impress Gallery, Kedron, Queensland
2014 - Landmark, Sydney, New South Wales
2014 - Seeds, Alchimia, Florence, Italy
2014 - Alchimic Gardens - Melting Point, Fabrika 12, Valencia, Spain
Sterling silver Eon cufflinks RRP $285
Sterling silver Wanderer cufflinks RRP $285
Sterling silver Eon signet ring RRP $375
Sterling silver Eon ring set with rubies RRP $530
Sterling silver Eon pendant on long ball chain RRP $190
Sterling silver Eon ring set with black Australian sapphires RRP $450
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