Joanne Haywood is a leading studio jeweller, writer and educator. She has worked and exhibited in the U.K. and Internationally. She holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery Design from Central Saint Martins and is recognised for her individual voice and skill in Mixed Media making.Joanne’s jewellery utilises both metal and textiles, and the techniques of crochet, stitch, felting and fusing, oxidising and forming.
"My work explores the essence of materials and the permanence of jewellery as physical objects and a transitional idea. Wire compositions are altered by charcoal and wood oxidisation. Drawing on the contradiction and conflicts of opposites: Skeletal forms and fleshy volumes, natural and unnatural, the absence of colour and the addition of colour, light and shadow, within and beyond control."