Impulse/Impulses

Simone ten Hompel features in new book celebrating thirty years of innovative artist-in-residence programme.

Date: 19 April 2018

Simone ten Hompel, Reader in Silversmithing at The Cass, is one of the artists featured in a new publication celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the Gold and Silversmith Craft Trust in Schwäbisch Gmünd.

The book published by Arnoldsche documents the trust’s extensive achievements over the period featuring highlights from many publications, workshops and exhibitions. The main focus of Impulses is on the detailed presentation of work by the sixteen Goldsmiths-In-Residence it has appointed, including Simone. The Trust was the very first German institution that appointed a City Goldsmith in 1989 and has kept doing so every two years since. Famous artists like Max Fröhlich, Pete Bauhuis and Deganit Stern Shocken are among the other award winners featured. By showing work by these artists together the publication seeks to offer new perspectives on the diverse artistic expressions possible through gold and silver.

Simone ten Hompel has been working with metal for over 40 years. She’s exhibited at the V&A, won the prestigious Jerwood Applied Arts Prize and earned herself a reputation as one of Britain’s most critically acclaimed craftspeople. For over 27 years she’s been teaching at The Cass, where she is a Reader, supervises students studying PhDs and teaches on the school’s MA by Project course. Her work is also presently on display as part of the Pas De Deux exhibition at Kolumba in Cologne.