Wanshu Li is a PhD researcher in the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University. She graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) with distinction in her Master’s degree in 2016.
Before she studied at ECA, Wanshu achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Beijing University of Technology. After finishing her Master's degree, Wanshu enrolled in the Artist-in-Residence program at Edinburgh College of Art from 2016 to 2017 and continued developing her jewellery practices.
Wanshu has obtained several national and international awards, including the winner of the 2017 JOYA Barcelona Award, the winner of the 2018 After JOYA Effect Fifth Edition Award at Athens Jewellery Week, and the winner of the 2020 Gold Award, Fashion Led Conceptual Jewellery by the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council.
The major jewellery exhibitions and fairs she attended include SOFA Chicago, New York Jewellery Week, JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery and Objects Fair, and Dazzle Exhibition London, etc.