Welcome to the Bic Tieu Studio space. I am a Sydney-based jewellery and object designer-maker, teacher and researcher. This is my journal, where I document the ideas, observations and processes relative to contemporary jewellery design and objects.


Apart from having a contemporary jewellery practice, I also work on Commissions and Studio Production work. The Bic Tieu Designs range is a collection of Jewellery, which addresses the feminine aesthetic. the collection explores the delicate space between the architectural notions of nature, urbanism and the heart. All the designs are designed and hand made in my Sydney Studio.


Bic Tieu is a Sydney-based contemporary jewellery object designer-maker, influenced by the sensibility of Asian art - combine with traditional art methods and digital technology. Bic uses various methods such as Japanese lacquer application to create forms and surfaces that merge a myriad of ideas together.

Graduating with a Masters of Design(Honours) at the University of NSW. Bic's background has always been in design and jewellery making which later lead to a masterclass workshop with the renowned German jewellery Otto Kunzli followed by an internship with Swiss born Sabine Pagan of Pyrmont Object Studios.

Bic's fascination with East Asian lacquer and her desire to recreate the characteristics of maki-e lead to the hearts and origins of Asia's lacquering birthplaces. To further her knowledge, Bic first spent some time in Vietnam - where she created a body of works and authored dissertation titled 'Traditional processes of Vietnamese lacquer and their applications to contemporary jewellery and small scale body related objects' coupled with an exhibition at Kudos Gallery in 2006. Not long after the success of her exhibition, Bic was invited by Japanese lacquer master - Kitamura Tatsuo to take up a formal two year residency at the Kitamura Koubou studios in Japan where she honed her skills and craft of this wondrous tradition.

Please visit my website www.bictieu.com for a more comprehensive, chronological portfolio of exhibition works developed in the last decade.