Jolene Smith was born in Walsall. She gained a City and Guilds: Jewellery Design and model making in 1983 from City of Birmingham Polytechnic. Since then she has been producing some of the most innovative designs in British jewellery. Her unique style is inspired by natural forms and tribal patterns. Her designs take their influences from her travels around the world. Ancient worlds and modern times collide to bring you a handmade feel with quality assurance. Eye-catchingly, unmistakable individual pieces for any occasion.
Jolene’s techniques include melting silver, fusing brass and silver, carving and generally distressing the metal.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally and she has won several business and art awards.
She has used her practical experience to teach jewellery and related arts to a wide variety of students on various courses and workshops.
1983 Special prize for Diamond Mounting, Birmingham Polytechnic
1988 Livewire London Young Entrepreneur
1988 Instant Muscle Young Entrepreneur
1998 Mid Pennine Arts
1997 The Ark
1996 Sunderland Art Gallery
1994-Present Salts Mill Bradford
1994 Bluecoat Craft and Design Gallery Liverpool
1994-Present Stafford Art Gallery
1993-Present Leeds City Gallery
1991 Wolverhampton Art Gallery