Sam Tho Duong
Sam Tho Duong’s jewellery is ‘wondrous and complex’, delicate brooches and ‘space-encompassing jewellery for the body and the neck’ created in an eclectic range of materials from silver and Actimel bottles to cherry stones and freshwater ‘rice grain’ pearls.
Sam was born in Bien Hoa in Vietnam in 1969 but fled to Pforzheim in Germany with his family as a teenager. After completing his goldsmiths’ apprenticeship at Wellendorff, he gained his diploma from Hochschule Pforzheim. He has won numerous awards and was named 6th Hanau Goldsmith Laureate in 2015. Sam’s work is exhibited internationally and held in collections including Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York.