Stephen Bottomley

Stephen Bottomley
Department of Jewellery and Silversmithing
School of Design
Edinburgh College of Art
Lauriston Place
Stephen Bottomley trained at the Royal College of Art (1999-2001) having previously studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design and the University of Brighton, which included a key period within Rhode Island School of Designs’ metal programme (USA 1998).

Stephen established his first studio in 1990 in Brighton with a Prince’s Trust Grant and now exhibits work internationally. A passionate teacher he has lectured at Hastings College of Art, the University of Brighton and the Surrey Institute of Design, before relocating to Sheffield as course leader of Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University 2004-08.

Between 2005-7 he served as the fourth chairman for the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ). In 2008 he moved to Scotland as Head of Jewellery and Silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art.

Jewellery is represented by the Crafts Council and Scottish gallery and held in collections by the British Museum, Royal College of Art and South East Arts and Crafts.
Sep 2009 Spoons, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Aug 2009 Gioielleria contemporanea italiana, Padova, Italy
Oct 08 11th Hanyang Metal Art association , Seoul, Korea
Sept – Oct 08 Treasury of Digital form, Galerie Handwerk, Munich
July – Oct 2008 Tech-tile, Solo-show, Hove Museum and Art Gallery
Nov ‘07- Feb 2009 Enamel experience, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg: Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco: National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis: Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh: University of East Carolina: Kent State University, Ohio.
April 2008 Full Circle, Solo show, Gallery Studio Fusion, Oxo Tower Wharf
April 2008 Fired-Up, Group enamel jewellery, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Dec 07–Mar 08 Tech-tile, Solo-show, Museo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
July 2006 Heirlooms, ACJ exhibition St Bartoph’s Church, London
June 2006 ‘Am Ball’, Der Goldene Schnitt, Karlsruhe, Germany
Sep 2005 The Watkins Era, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
June 2004 Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
April 2004 Solo show, Lesley Craze Gallery, London,
October 2002 Computers and Working Creatively in Three Dimensions – Axis
Nov 2001 L'immagine del Gioiello, Alternatives gallery, Rome, Italy.
Oct 2001 Begium / British New Contemporaries, Villa De Bondt, Belgium.
May 2001 Solo show, The White Gallery, Brighton
May 2000 Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
Mar -Dec '00 Reliefs, Solo Showcase Gallery V&V, Vienna, Austria
Feb '00 & Oct 1999 Applied Technology, Hove Museum - Foyer gallery, Surrey Institute of Art
March 1999 Schmuck ‘99, International jewellery showcase, Munich.
2002 Crafts Council’s Photostore of Selected Makers
2001 British Museum, London, Medal Collection
2001 Royal College of Art, GSM&J collection
2001 Kansai Kyoto IT conference.
2000 South East Arts Major Award for an artist.
1999 South East Arts Craft Collection at Hove Museum.
1998 Molina Fine Arts Collection, Arizona, USA.
Image 1
Spooning, 2009, digital artwork, Spoon exhibition , Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Image 2
Drape Neckpiece, 2007, Museo Fortuny, Venice
Image 3
Ruff Neckpiece, silver, 1998, Private Collection