RCA SHOW 2012

Joanna Hemsley

Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery


Reflex

Stainless steel, silver and blue topaz

3 x 2.8 x 0.7 cm


reflex [n] an immediate involuntary response

Jewellery exists both on and off the body. 'Reflex' focuses on the journey between these two states and injects surprise into the moment a piece is lifted to be worn.

My work explores the potential that mechanisms have to animate objects by imparting motion where it is not expected and by bringing playfulness and life to conventionally static jewellery forms.

I aim to create an unexpected moment of delight for the wearer or simply put a smile on their face.



+44 (0)7707 624 152

joanna.hemsley@network.rca.ac.uk

www.joannahemsley.com


CV

Degrees

BA (Hons), 3D Design, Robert Gordon University, 2009; Foundation Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2006

Experience

Trophy designer, Thomas Lyte Silver, London, 2010–12; Silver trophy restoration, Royal Singapore Yacht Club, Singapore, 2010; Jewellery designer, Arialis, Singapore, 2009

Exhibitions

Effe Kijke: Let’s Have a Look IV: Give and Take, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2011; Winter Contemporary Textiles, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 2011; Yorkshire Sculpture Park Showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 2010; Designer Crafts at the Mall, Mall Galleries, London, 2010

Awards

Distinction, Licentiate, Society of Designer Craftsmen, 2010; Prize, Caram Trust Award, Robert Gordon University, 2008