Joanne Haywood is a Mixed Media Art Jeweller, teacher and writer. She holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery Design from Central Saint Martins. Her work incorporates both traditional jewellery, metalsmithing and textiles techniques alongside innovative and personal processes developed through years of material explorations and “playing”. Each individual piece of work dictates the materials and processes used, including metals, textiles, wood, found objects and crochet, stitch, binding, felting, fusing, oxidising, wirework, painting and forming.
She established her own London studio in 2001 and a decade later moved to the Kentish countryside where her studio is surrounded by woodland, orchards and wildlife. Haywood’s work is often informed from her own rich British heritage of traditions, folklore and folk art.
Exhibiting in the U.K. and internationally, Haywood has shown her work in Italy, USA, Japan, china, Germany, Spain, Hungary and Switzerland. Alongside her own collections and projects she has worked on a number of commissions for fine jewellery companies.
Since 2007, Haywood has also worked as freelance writer on jewellery and contemporary crafts. She published her first book “Mixed media Jewellery” in 2009 with the publishing house A&C Black and has also written chapters and articles for a range of publications and books, including “New Rings” by Nicolás Estrada, “Contemporary Jewellery Making Techniques” by Vannetta Seecherran and “Jewellery Using Textiles Techniques” by Sarah Keay.