Joanne Garner
Precious Metals Workshop
My work is inspired by the everyday and the mysterious. Referencing vibrant colour schemes found in exotic climates as well as subtle forms found in and around my surrounding Scottish landscapes makes for striking yet elegant jewellery.

The making process plays an integral part in the development of the designs and I work instinctively with tools and materials to create beautiful linear forms which are light but robust and suitable for everyday wear. Using precious metal wires in silver and gold allows a great deal of freedom and experimentation within the work due to their malleable nature. Bright gemstones are also used to add a pop of bright colour to the jewellery which creates intrigue and is eye catching for both the wearer and the viewer.

When making larger statement fashion necklaces I also use non-traditional jewellery materials such as textiles and enjoy the challenge and contrast of working with something softer and which has altogether different properties and processes.

The overall aim is to create pieces which are a chic, edgy alternative to high street jewellery and which appeal to the individual with a specific eye for design.



MADE, Showcase, 3rd March - 31st May 2014,Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield

Spring Fling, 24th - 26th May2014, Knockaughley Farm, Moniaive, Dumfries (Studio share with Joyce Woodcock)

D&G.In,Spring Fling @ Home, 15th March - 3rd May 2014, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

D&G.out, Spring Fling, 30th January - 22nd February 2014, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Chromatic, ACJ Edinburgh, 1st-13th November 2013, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Beijing International Jewellery Art Biennial, 28th September - 12th October 2013, Beijing International Design Week, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China

Bring Back the Dead, Anomaly, 20th - 22nd September 2013, Whitespace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Eccentri: city, ACJ Edinburgh, 13th – 27th July 2012, Whitespace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Pop Up Precious, ACJ Edinburgh 19th Nov- 2nd Dec 2011, Framed, Edinburgh, Scotland

Similar Threads, 20th May to End of August 2011, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales

Exhibition 5, 15th August-September 2009, Red Barn Gallery, Melkinthorpe, Penrith, England

The Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds, July to September 2009, City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, England

Virtuoso and Virtuoso+ at Coutts London Jewellery week,14th May – 27th June 2009,SDC Gallery,24 Rivington Street, London, England

British Craft Trade Fair, 5th 6th and 7th April 2009, Hall 1, The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Melody 09, 12th March to 9th May 2009, SDC Gallery,24 Rivington Street, London, England

New Artists Select, 10th January to 28th February 2009, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, Scotland

Enchanted, Coutts London Jewellery week, 11th to 15th June 2008, SDC Gallery,24 Rivington Street, London, England

Spring Collection 2008, 1st April to End of May 2008, SDC Gallery (Society of Designer Craftsmen), 24 Rivington Street, London, England

Joint Exhibition with Nichola Martin, 22ND March to 13th May 2008, Bank Street Gallery, Kirrimuir, Scotland

Designer Jewellers Group Christmas Exhibition, 11th Nov 2007 to 2nd Jan 2008, The Barbican, London, England

New Designers, 5th to 8th July 2007, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, England

Degree show, May 2007, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland“

"Omnia Vanitas” ( Joint student exhibition between OCAD and NASCAD), February 22nd to March 16th 2006, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada

Stockists have included, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Concrete Wardrobe, Edinburgh, SDC Gallery, London, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Fife Contemporary Crafts at Byers Theatre, St Andrews, The Harley Gallery, Nottingham.

More Images

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Eccentri ring. Oxidised silver and garnet
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Scatter Necklace. Oxidised silver and chequered garnet
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Gemstones and Textiles necklace. Oxidised silver, silk and chequered garnet