About Jo Pond
Discovering jewellery during her formative years at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Jo Pond progressed through Berkshire and Loughborough Colleges of Art & Design, establishing her design process years later, during her Masters at Birmingham’s School of Jewellery. In 2005 she was awarded for her Narrative Jewellery Collection, winning the BDI Industry & Genius Awards in the category of Products and Genius. Her work has been exhibited internationally, showcased at selected exhibitions including Schmuck in Munich, the V&A Museum, London, Price Tower Arts Centre, Oklahoma, Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco and Contemporary Applied Arts in London.
Jo Pond uses traditional bench skills alongside laser welding technology, to marry the sometimes unconventional and unwanted with precious metals and stones. She creates bespoke jewellery which is thoughtfully curated, with a poetic sensibility and a strong narrative of the domestic.
A storyteller and a poet, a collagist and an artist, Pond re-frames relics from everyday life which bring their own history and associations. “Combining the worthless with the valuable, negating the hierarchy between them, she creates pieces with the power to enchant and fascinate, imbued with lasting value as art.” Veiteberg J, In.ti.mate, BCU, Birmingham.
Information on commissions
All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.
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