Jan Goodey is a British maker living in Cumbria working across Ceramics, Sculpture and Jewellery.
Initially trained and worked as a goldsmith and later combined these skills with teaching at The University of Cumbria, formerly Carlisle School of Art, as Leader of the Foundation Studies Course for many years, and later contributing to the BA and MA in Contemporary Applied Arts. Throughout this time her research practice continued and was exhibited widely.
Materials and process are at the heart of the work; which is often labour intensive and intricate with many kinetic elements. Each piece involves hours of patient manipulation and is made from mixed media; typically using clay, copper, iron, gold, lead, paper, steel and/or silver exploiting their contrasting properties and colours.
Inspiration for the work comes from a curiosity about many things; geology, archaeology, psychology, microscopy, and intimate landscapes amongst others.
Foundation studies Colchester Institute
BA Jewellery Hornsey College of Art/Middlesex University
MA Art & Design Leeds Metropolitan University
Selected Exhibitions and Awards
finalist in the Designer/maker category. Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017
finalist Artistic Collaboration category for 'Evocative Objects at Sprint Mill'. Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017
2016/17 Cumbria Ceramics, Upfront Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria UK
2016 Evocative Objects. Sprint Mill Gallery, Cumbria UK
2012 Nets. TAFTA Geelong Forum, Corio, Canberra, Australia
2007 The 5th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Korea
2007 New Craft – Future Voices Conference and Exhibition. University
of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
2006 Castlegate House, Cockermouth, Cumbria UK
2005 Rarefinds Spring. New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey UK
2004 Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery UK
Work is informed by a lifetime of involvement in the crafts: Initially as Designer Maker Jeweller and Goldsmith, working to commission and for Galleries and Exhibitions, later working with young adults and older students, and finally teaching BA & M Applied Arts in University.
2011 – 2007 Applied Arts BA (Hons) 3rd year tutor responsible for Jewellery. University of Cumbria
2010 – 2005 Course Leader, Foundation Degree in Contemporary Jewellery (HE)
University of Cumbria
2009-1995 Course Leader Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. University of
1995 – 1983 Lecturer Foundation Studies, responsible for general exploratory
studies, 3D Design, Fine Art, Cumbria Institute of the Arts
1983 – 1978 Jeweller in Residence, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria
1985 – 1978 Independent workshop, Designer Maker, Jewellery, commission
exhibition and sale. Ongoing.
1974 – 1978 Gold and Silversmithing workshop assistant, Blyth & Beck,
Goldsmiths/Designers. Shepherds Market, London,
1974 – 1973 Designer and Model Maker. Alpha Jewellery. London
Collections Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear
Abbott Hall, Kendal Cumbria.
Victoria & Albert Museum. London
Museum of Modern Art, New York