Beatrice Chang’s unique approach to beauty in design and her eye for aesthetic excellence feeds her passion for metal, glass, and textile art. In order to give voice and vision to this passion, Dai Ichi Arts has incorporated Chang’s taste into a unique selection of one-of-a-kind fine jewelry and outstanding contemporary ceramics. Small in size and sculptural in nature, both jewelry and ceramics capture the aesthetic imagination and invite close looking. Dai Ichi’s selection of ceramics and jewelry pieces focuses on form, material, craftsmanship, and often on a personal relationship with the artist.
Chang was born in Shanghai and educated at Shanghai’s renowned Fudan University before furthering her study with a Master’s Degree in the United States. For the past 20 years she has been the director and owner of Dai Ichi Arts, the leading public gallery devoted to contemporary Chinese and Japanese ceramics. Her expertise and acquisitions include the full range of Japan’s ceramic production, from the finest examples of contemporary works to superb rare and ancient works. She is the author of a comprehensive and widely praised book on Japanese ceramics, Fired with Passion, and has given lectures and curated exhibitions at important art institutions across the United States. This expertise is matched by her excellent taste in high quality vintage and contemporary artist’s jewelry. Chang’s profound knowledge of both jewelry and ceramics is infused with genuine, infectious enthusiasm—a rare quality in an experienced art dealer, one that makes her stand out in the field.Back