Monica Tong x Wai Yan Choi - Graduate Residency

Location: Oxo Tower Wharf

The Work of Monica and Wai Yan

Monica Tong x Wai Yan Choi are a craft and design duo, recently graduated from Royal College of Art. Their works integrate Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery and they are constantly looking for cross-media collaborations.

Monica and Wai Yan are winners of the Oxo x Arts Thread Graduate Residency Programme. This new initiative offers two complimentary studios at Oxo Tower Wharf for a four month period to graduate designer-makers. The aim of the residency is to support emerging designers in launching their studios, with a space to work, showcase their creativity and sell in the heart of London.

"We would like to use the space to work collaboratively by incorporating different materials into our design, hosting skill-share workshops as well as pop up exhibitions. By taking on further experiments and collaborations with other artists as well as showcasing our working process with the possibility of gaining instant feedback from the market, we can carry on working in the momentum after graduation."

To check for upcoming workshops with Monica and Wai Yan at their Oxo Studio visit:

Monica Tong was born in Nanjing, raised in Shenzhen and Auckland. She studied and practised as a multi-media artist in Los Angeles prior to her study at The Royal College of Art. Her creative process has always been influenced by different cultures, local environments and ways of living. She investigates the poetic intervention of subtle human senses and emotions through objects made in ceramics, glass, and other media.

Wai Yan Choi was born in Hong Kong, China. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Jewellery at London College of Fashion in 2018 and continued her studies in the Ceramics and Glass department at the Royal College of Art. Her practice is rooted in material experimentation. She is inspired by the tactile and visual qualities created by the often-unpredictable reaction that happens when two or more materials collide. As a jeweller and a glass artist, metal and glass are the core materials along her artistic journey.