Two days ago Thrive Beijing had the pleasure of interviewing Cassie, a 25 year old local who has recently launched her own jewelry studio in Beijing which specializes in recycled gold and ethical stones.
Why Recycled Gold?
Mining gold and precious stones wastes a lot of water and produces a lot of chemical waste which are harmful to the environment. Artisans that use recycled gold and ethical stones like Moissanite are being conscious about the environment while still delivering beautiful products. Want to learn more? Come meet the Metal Smith this Saturday.
About the Event
This Saturday Solotus will be launching a new jewelry line in style. The afternoon promises to not only display unique eco-friendly jewelry but it’s also a Summer Party and Gratitude meeting with live music & a lucky draw!
More About Cassie
Yushan Cassie Sun is the founder of Solotus. Besides her work as a jewelry artist and metalsmith she is also a pole dancer and feminist. Cassie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016 with a degree in Craft & Material study with a minor in Painting and print making.
After graduating Cassie worked in Seattle, USA as bench jeweler and gallery assistant. Her works have been shown in Beijing, China; Seattle, WA; Richmond, VA and many more places. Cassie received many grants and scholarship during her time in the US, including the International Research Grant from VCU, student scholarship from Penland School of Crafts, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Arrowmont School of Crafts as well as American Craft Council conferences.
Cassie is an active member of Ethical Metalsmiths, Society of North American Goldsmiths and former president of Contemporary Craft Society at VCU.
Date: Saturday, July 7th
Venue: Solotus Jewelry Studio
Address: 艺零伍，E05-1TaoCi 3rd street, 798 Art district, Chaoyang District, Beijing (Enter South Gate)
Start Time: 3:30 pm
End Time: 6:00 pm