Joanne Tinker

Born in Nottingham (1969) but raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and then Leeds, true to her family name - Tinker - Joanne trained to work with metal, earning a first class degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery from Birmingham in 1992. After graduating she started her own business and worked out of a small studio in Harrogate before moving down to west London. She slowly built up a reputation as an artist working with recycled materials and her work sold successfully through a variety of galleries and art fairs.