Joanne Thompson
Lockhart, 2023
14kt rolled gold and blackened silver necklace
L 45 cm

With 25 years of experience, specialising in chain making and working intuitively with her materials, Joanne’s award-winning iconic chain designs are created through experimentation with ancient chain maille patterns. Joanne plays with the scale, weight, form, and texture of the chains, making sculptural forms, necklaces, bracelets,and earrings which are voluminous yet light, tactile, and extremely durable. Joanne is fascinated by unit construction techniques in jewellery making, enjoying the way hard precious metals can be translated into soft forms which flow and stir with the body.  Every chain design is unique, handcrafted, formed, soldered, and finished by Joanne.

In 2021, Joanne received the Goldsmiths’ Fair Best New Design Award as well as the ‘Gold Award – The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers in the category ‘Wire Innovation’.


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