Dr. Ching Sze-Yin, Cicy, was born and raised in Hong Kong. In 1996, she set up her own studio, and became a full-time practising artist, creating hand-made jewellery and small objects using mainly metal, porcelain and glass. In 2003, she obtained a scholarship for her Master studies at the University of Sunderland, UK. In 2013, she received her Doctor of Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia. Her works were exhibited in numerous countries, and are in several collections. She started teaching in 2005, initially part-time at several institutes, and in 2011, became a full-time lecturer at the Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) of the Hong Kong Baptist University.