Joanne Thompson

Since graduating from the RCA in 1995 Joanne has exhibited nationally & internationally (see CV for details) Joanne has also exhibited regularly at Chelsea Crafts Fair (now Origin) in London.

Born 1971 in Scotland

1989-1993 BA (Hons), Edinburgh College of Art
1993-1995 MA Jewellery, RoyalCollege of Art

2003 Scottish Arts Council, Awarded funding towards foreign investment
2001 Finalist, British Craft in Japan Award, Chelsea Crafts Fair, Trade Partners UK
1996 Crafts Council Setting Up Grant
1995 Achievement of Design in Precious Metals, Selfridges
1995 Travel Award & diamonds, Royal Society of Art
1995 Precious Metals Bursary, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
1992 Two week work placement in Hameln, Germany, with design & manufacture company MANU
1991 Platinum Award, second prize, Ayrton Metals

Selected Exhibitions

2008 Solo Show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 ‘Simply Silver’ Crafts Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds
2007 ‘Rise & Shine’ Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House, Cumbria, England
2007 Showcase, Broughton Gallery, Scotland
2007 ‘Objects of Desire’ RBSA, Birmingham, group show
2006 Origin, the London Craft fair
2006 SOFA exhibitions, USA with Charon Kransen Arts, (ongoing)
2006 group show, The Yard, Nijmegen, Nehterlands
2006 Solo Show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 ‘Alchemy 6’ Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds, England
2005 ‘Rare Find’ New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, England
2005 ‘100% Proof’ as above, 2001
2005 ‘Ring Tones’ Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 David Watkins and his Students, CAA, London
2004 Solo Show, Dundee Contemporary Arts
2004 Solo Show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2003 04, 05 New York International Gift Fair
2002 ‘Showcase’, Jane Moore Contemporary Jewellery, Leamington Spa, England
2002 ‘Rarefind Summer’, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, England
2002 ‘Showcase’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, England
2001 ‘100% Proof - a distillation of new work in jewellery & silversmithing from Scotland, Flow Gallery, London; Mobilia Galley & Velvet da Vinci Gallery, USA; Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
2001 ‘Jewellery by the Top Ten’, CAA, London
2000 Solo show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland

1996-1997 De Beers, jewellery for the prize winner, Diamond Day, Ascot





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