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 Exhibitions
2007 ‘Urban’ Field’ at Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2007 ‘Collect’ Crafts Council Art Fair, V&A, London
2005 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2oo5: Metal
2005 ‘Making it Yours: Metal’ Crafts Council, Lodnon
2005 ‘The Watkins Era’ Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2005 ‘Celebrating 30 Years’ Crafts Council Shop at the V&A
2004 ‘Collect’ Crafts Council Art Fair, V&A, London
2004 ‘Meister der Moderne’ 56 International Handwerksmesse, München

Solo Exhibitions
2003 Sweetness, Düsseldorf
2003 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1998 Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen
1995 Scottish Gallery, Edinburg

Public Collections
2005 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
2002 Shipley Art Gallery
2003 Birmingham Museum &Art Gallery; Silver Field
2004 Aberdeen
2004 Goldsmith Hall
2000 Crafts Council
2000 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Curator project
2006 ‘The everyday’ Galley Flow, London and touring
2002 ‘A field of Silver : Silver in the Field’ Flow; Detail Zwo; Scottish Gallery by Andreas Fabian and Simone ten Hompel 
2000 ‘A Feast of Silver marked for the Millennium’ Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2006 ‘Urban’ Field’ Metal interview DVD
2006 ‘The Every Day’ DVD
2002 ‘A Field of Silver: Silver in a Field’ by Andreas Fabian and Simone ten Hompel 





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