Joanne Thompson

Highslide JS Highslide JS Highslide JS
Highslide JS Highslide JS Highslide JS
Highslide JS Highslide JS Highslide JS

Joanne Thompson


1971 Scotland UK

Training / Education:
  • 1989-1993 Edinburgh College of Art BA(hons) 1st class Jewellery UK
  • 1993-1995 Royal College of Art, London, MA Jewellery UK
Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):
  • 1994 'Platinum' Goldsmiths Hall, London UK
  • 1995 'Edinburgh Comes to Islington' Lesley Craze Gallery, London UK
  • 1996 'Decorative Arts Today' Bonhams, London UK
  • 1997 'New Faces' Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK
  • 1998 'Contemporary Decorative Arts' Sothebys, London UK
  • 1998 Solo Show, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh UK
  • 1998 '50 Pieces of Gold' Contemporary Applied Arts, London UK
  • 1999 'Decade' RCA at Villa De Bondt, Gent, Belgium UK
  • 2000 Solo Show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh UK
  • 2001 'Jewellery by the top 10' Contemporary Applied Arts, London UK
  • 2001 '100% Proof' Flow Gallery, London; Mobilia Gallery & Velvet Da Vinci, USA; Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh UK
  • 2002 'Showcase' Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England UK
  • 2004 Solo Show, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee UK
Awards / Grants:
  • 1991 Platinum Award, Ayrton Metals
  • 1995 Precious Metals Bursary, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
  • 1995 Travel Award & diamonds, Royal Society of Art
  • 1996 Crafts Council Setting up Award
  • 2001 Finalist, British Craft in Japan Award, Trade Partners UK
Artist Statement:

Using mainly silver & oxidized silver I use unit construction methods such as chain mail and hinging, assembling pieces into necklaces, bracelets and rings, giving forms which are three dimensional, flexible, tactile & durable. Movement is an important element in the wearing of these pieces and they are very pleasing to the touch and against the body. It is essential that the jewellery is comfortable and easy to wear. Each piece is hand-crafted at the bench, giving the jewellery a certain individuality.