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Agnes Jones is an exciting female artist blacksmith who makes a range of work, from small homeware pieces to large public art commissions. Based in Glasgow, she has work all around the UK and the world. She is available for commissions and teaching.

 

"As an artist blacksmith, I feel a constant struggle between the functional and the sculptural. Scaling up sketches into wire work and then into large metal work helps to retain the exciting feel and energy of my original drawings, leading to the surprise of finding a drawing in metal which is also has a function. Each drawing can be seen to have a life and character brought out by the use of a single line running through the piece. I work mainly to commission, so the location and area around each piece is important as the work is forced to interact with the shapes, movement and feel of a site."

 

Art Societies and Prizes

 

Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

Shortlisted for Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Prize 2014

 

Exhibitions

 

Artist Residency - Draw International, Caylus France

No Expected Outcome - Iota Glasgow

Leaving Home - CAA - Contemporary Applied Arts London

Uppark - Unravelling the Trust Sussex

Natural Flux Bonsai - Brick Lane

Cafe KussKuss - Berlin

Commissions

 

Public Commission for St Clement’s Housing Development - Mile End 

Sculptures for the National Trust's Unravelling the Trust at Uppark

Sculpture for The Wright Brothers Oyster bar in Spitalfields

Architectural work for the ‘Little Library’ in London Bridge Gibbons Rent

Collaboration with V&A Artist in Residence Calligrapher Cherrell Avery 

Gates, fire grates, signs and weathervanes in London

Gates, railings, weathervanes and fire places around the UK, France and Chicago.

 

Press and Publications

Woman’s Hour interview Radio 4 

‘Rial Talk podcast on Steel

Homes and Interiors Scotland 

Article in Artist Blacksmith Magazine on Blacksmithing in Mali

Dalstonist - ‘Upstart’ Iron Lady 

Gardens Illustrated

Art-o-mart blog

 

Quotations

 

“Agnes Jones has a wonderful illustration style that looks, at first glance loose and whimsical, but is in fact immensely detailed” Art-o-mart

“Best blacksmith in London. Lovely designs” Baroness Glenys Thornton

 

Education

 

Glasgow School of Art - Master of Research Creative Practices 

Hothouse - Crafts Council and New Creative Markets - Cockpit Arts

University of Brighton BA - Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics 2.1