WANDA SHUM - Instructor at MISSA 2020

Wanda Shum is a B.C. grown artist who was formally trained in Electronic Communication Design at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design; she's been an independent artist for over 25 years with a variety of works to her name. Wanda's works are recognized for their bright and whimsical qualities.

Currently, she's working with polymer clays in a technique called 'millefiori', which is like a combination of painting and sculpting. 'Millefiori' or 'A Thousand Flowers' is a traditional Venetian glass art that involve the formation with fused glass rods that has a pattern throughout. The modern version of this is created by laying different coloured polymer clays together. Then the cane is sliced to reveal the design within.

This technique has allowed her to create unique jewellery and accessories. Her latest body of work, especially her teapots have moved beyond the framework of form and function into the realm of collectible art.