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Simone ten Hompel

MA (RCA) Metalwork

Reader in Silversmithing & Jewellery

RAE Outcome

BA, MA and PhD Silversmithing & Jewellery and Metal; the knowledge of the practitioner, learning and understanding transferred into the student practitioner by role model; metal skills and the crafting of metal objects.

Research interests
The language of metal and other materials; the relationship between function and usefulness or uselessness; form as a metaphor for communication and storytelling; discovery - the slowness of the encounter with pieces of work and slowness in the process of making; the process of imbuing a piece of work with spirit; rituals, ceremonies and contemplation.

Academic esteem

2005 - Winner of the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2005: Metal

2001-2005 - Selection Panel member, Crafts Council Photostore

2001-2004 - Consultant for Contemporary Art Society, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

2000 - Trustee for Contempary Applied Arts

Selected exhibitions

2006 - Collect, Crafts Council Art Fair, V&A, London

2005 - Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: Metal, Crafts Council, London

2005 - Making it Yours: Metal, Crafts Council, London

2005 - The Watkins Era, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2005 - Celebrating 30 Years, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London

2004 - Collect, Crafts Council Art Fair, V&A, London

2004 - Meister der Moderne, 56 International Handwerksmesse, München

2004 - Jewellery Gets you Going, Detail Zwo, Düsseldorf

2004 - Creation, Goldsmiths’ Company, London

2004 - Becher, Galerie im Kelterhaus, Germany

2003 - Sweetness - solo exhibition, Düsseldorf

2003 - solo exhibition, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2003 - 30/30 Vision, Crafts Council, London and touring

2003 - Silver Sparks, Bishopsland Connection, Gilbert Collection, London

2003 - Collect, Crafts Council Art Fair, V&A, London

2002 - Domesticated, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London

2002 - A Field of Silver: Silver in a Field, Gallery Flow; Scottish Gallery; Detail Zwo

2002 - Spoons, Galerie im Kelterhaus, Germany

2001 - Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2001 - Sotherbys, New York

2000 - A Feast of Silver marked for the Millenium, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

1998 - solo exhibition, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen


2006 - The Everyday, Galley Flow, London and touring

2002 - A Field of Silver: Silver in a Field, Flow; Detail Zwo; Scottish Gallery, with Andreas Fabian

2000 - A Feast of Silver marked for the Millennium, Contemporary Applied Arts, London


Andreas Fabian and Simone ten Hompel, A Field of Silver: Silver in a Field, 2002

Lecturers, talks and symposia

2007 - Craft Northern Ireland, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

2007 - Arts Council, West Midlands and Craftspace

2007 - Design Research Seminar Series, LMU

2007 - In conversation with ..., City Gallery, Leicester

2006 - Reflecting on my Practices, Persistence Works, Yorkshire ArtSpace Society, Sheffield

2006 - Talk by Simone ten Hompel - the Jerwood Prize winner will talk about her work and contribution to this discipline, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill

2005 - The Debate, Jerwood Metal Seminars 2005, LMU, organised by Helen Carnac

2005 - paper: A zest of Silver, Seminar Eigentijds Zilver, Shonhofen, NL

2005 - Futures in the Making, V&A, London

2004 - paper: The Language of Metal, V&A Reseach Department Study Day: Early Modern Metalworking and Alchemy

2004 - paper: Cherished Brightness, A Bright Future, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

2001 - A Field of Silver: Silver in a Field, Hat Project, Manchester

2001 - Creative Exchange: Metal, Seminar for Gallery and Curators, Crafts Council, London

Public collections

2005 - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

2004 - Goldsmiths' Hall

2004 - Aberdeen

2003 - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; Silver Field

2002 - Shipley Art Gallery

2000 - Crafts Council

2000 - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

1995 - Crafts Council

1995 - National Museum of Scotland

1990 - V&A Museum

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