Simone ten Hompel

Metal is my first language. I juxtapose the poetic and function through the materiality of my discipline. The making comes out of my hands.

I deal with looking, with creating problems and externalising them. Viewers need to engage the work and put in their own order.

Born 1960 Botholt, Germany

1987-1989 Royal College of Art, Department of Jewellery. Metal.
1985 Fachhochschul, Düsseldorf. Dip.Ses
1979 Apprenticeship. Blacksmith/locksmith. Germany

2005 Winner of the `Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2oo5: Metal

Selected group exhibitions
2008‘Raising the Bare’ Edinburgh
‘Collect’ Crafts Council Art Fair, V&A, London
Focus show case, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2007‘Seven Silversmith” Blackwell House
2006‘Collect’ Crafts Council Art Fair, V&A, London
2005‘Jerwood Applied Arts Prize’: Metal
‘Making it Yours’: Metal Crafts Council
‘The Watkins Era’ Contemporary Applied Arts, London
‘Celebrating 30 Years’ Crafts Council Shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum
2004‘Meister der Moderne’ 56 International Handwerksmesse, München
‘Jewellery gets you going’ Detail Zwo, Düsseldorf
‘Creation’ Goldsmiths’ Company London
‘Becher’ Galerie im Kelterhaus, Germany
2003‘30/30 Vision’ Crafts Council, London and touring
2002‘Domesticated’ Barrett Marsden Gallery, London
Gallerie SO, Soloturn, Switzerland
2002 ‘A Field of Silver: Silver in a Field’, Gallery Flow; Scottish Gallery; Detail Zwo
‘Spoons’ Galerie im Kelterhaus, Germany
2000 ‘A Feast of Silver marked for the Millenium’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Solo exhibitions
2008 Galerie S O, Swisserland
2003 Sweetness, Düsseldorf
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1998 Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
1995 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected public collections
Goldsmiths Hall
Victoria and Albert Museum
National Museum of Scotland
Crafts Council
Birmingham Museum &Art Gallery
Shipley Art Gallery
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; Silver Field
National Museum of Wales, Swansea

2002 ‘A Field of Silver: Silver in a Field’ by Andreas Fabian and Simone ten Hompel 







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