15th Nov - 27th Jan 2013

Joanna Hemsley
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MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery.
The Royal College of Art, London.
2006 – 2009
First Class with distinction BA (HONS) Three Dimensional Design (Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery)
The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.
2005 – 2006
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Distinction)
Professional Development Award in Ceramics
Professional Development Award in Typography
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London
2004- 2005
International Baccalaureate
United World College of South East Asia, Singapore
Achieved top grade (7) for all subjects, including visual arts, theatre arts & English at higher level
1998- 2004
International GCSE
United World College of South East Asia, Singapore
4A’s, 5A*’s, including art, drama, English and French.

Exhibitions and Achievements

Distinction Licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Jan 2010
‘Work in Progress’ Royal College of Art, London.
Jan 2012
‘Give and Take’ Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen.
Dec 2011
‘Summer Showcase’ Atelier Jewellers, Isle of Wight.
July-Sept 2011
‘Winter Contemporary Textiles’
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham.
19th Nov – Jan 2011
‘Yorkshire Sculpture Park Showcase’ Yorkshire.
Sept-Oct 2010
‘Designer Crafts at the Mall’
Mall Galleries, London.
9th Jan – 18th Jan 2010
‘Designer Jewellers Group’ Barbican Centre, London.
19th Nov – 5th Jan 2010
‘Debut’ RBSA Gallery, Birmingham. 9th Nov – 8th Jan 2010
‘Noel’ Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland. 21st Nov – 23rd Dec 2009
‘New Designers’ Business Design Centre, London.
9th-12th July 2009
‘Degree Show 2009’ Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
12th-20th June 2009

1st place in ‘Sandy Menzies’ Live Silver Casting Project
- One week work placement in Sandy Menzies’ workshop in Aberdeen.
- Experience in commercial production process and completion of finished work for exhibition.
1st place ‘The Cherry Awards’ Trophy Design, Urquhart Partnership, Aberdeen.
- Winning design for 6 trophies to be produced annually for the award ceremony.
- Gained skills in answering a brief, time management, commercial design needs.
- Involved communication with manufacturers, obtaining quotes, submitting technical drawings.
- Caram Trust Award (for academic excellence), The Robert Gordon University.
Half-Scarlet Award, The Robert Gordon University Student Union.

National Youth Achievement Award (Bronze), Singapore.

Artists taking part in OUT THE BLUE are: Francesca Flynn, Glasgow School of Art; Mariko Sumioka, Edinburgh College of Art; Joanna Hemsley, RCA, London; Cristina Zani, Edinburgh College of Art; Amy Logan, Sheffield Hallam University; Heather Woof, Edinburgh College of Art; Yannan Song, Central St Martins, London; Nabla Pall, Edinburgh College of Art; Marek Svana, De Montfort University, Banbury.