Birmingham-based jeweller Fei Liu was guest of honour at the Great Creator: UK Graduate Show 2015 in Beijing this week, opening the event with a welcome speech.
Held at the British embassy in Beijing, Fei Liu’s invitation to open the event was confirmation of his success in the UK, and his work with both the British and Chinese governments and their respective jewellery industries.
The Great Creator: UK Graduate Show was organised by the British Council with the purpose of promoting the British education and creative industries in the Far East. The event showcased the UK’s far-reaching influence in the world of art and design, exemplifying why the British higher education system is integral to the success of the British creative industries.
The three-day event combined interactive and augmented-reality exhibitions from the UK’s top graduates with inspiring talks, workshops and master classes from some of the industry’s leading professionals.
As one of the special guests of the UK Graduate Show 2015, Fei Liu spoke about his successful career development and shared the insights of his work.
Speaking about his invitation to speak at the show, Fei said: “It was honour to visit Beijing and welcome the graduates to the Great Creators show. My time as a student at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham transformed me as a person, providing me with a superior understanding of the jewellery trade, design and retail.
“Creativity in Britain is astounding and the education provided by universities, colleges and art institutes is world-class – it was great to share my experiences with the graduates at the Great Creator event.”
Together with Fei, the fashion designer Jimmy Choo was also invited to be the special guest at the opening of the UK Graduate Show 2015. He revealed the UK career path that helped him create one of the world’s most celebrated shoe brands.
Among the VIP guests who attended the opening of the event were Jimmy Choo, Martyn Roper (Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Beijing), and Carma Elliot (Director of the British Council China).