JOANNE TINKER

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Joanne Tinker, Goblets
Joanne Tinker, Goblets

Joanne Tinker, Goblets, Candy wrappers on small shelves. Various works available, please contact us for sizes and prices.

Joanne Tinker, Goblets
Joanne Tinker, Goblets

Joanne Tinker, Goblets, Candy wrappers on small shelves. Various works available, please contact us for sizes and prices.

Joanne Tinker, Goblets
Joanne Tinker, Goblets

Joanne Tinker, Goblets, Candy wrappers on small shelves. Various works available, please contact us for sizes and prices.

Joanne Tinker, Goblets
Joanne Tinker, Goblets

Joanne Tinker, Goblets, Candy wrappers on small shelves. Various works available, please contact us for sizes and prices.

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Joanne Tinker

'Goblets'

Various sizes, please enquire

Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat
Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat

Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat, champagne wires on small shelves, various sizes please enquire with Woolff gallery.

Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat
Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat

Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat, champagne wires on small shelves, various sizes please enquire with Woolff gallery.

Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat
Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat

Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat, champagne wires on small shelves, various sizes please enquire with Woolff gallery.

Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat
Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat

Joanne Tinker, Please take your seat, champagne wires on small shelves, various sizes please enquire with Woolff gallery.

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Joanne Tinker

'Please take your seats'

Various sizes, please enquire

Joanne Tinker, Sampling Spoons
Joanne Tinker, Sampling Spoons

Joanne Tinker, Sampling spoons, candy wrapper spoons attached to wooden shelf, inside box frame with museum quality glass. Please contact Woolff gallery with size and price enquiries.

Joanne Tinker, Sampling Spoons
Joanne Tinker, Sampling Spoons

Joanne Tinker, Sampling spoons, candy wrapper spoons attached to wooden shelf, inside box frame with museum quality glass. Please contact Woolff gallery with size and price enquiries.

Joanne Tinker, Sampling Spoons
Joanne Tinker, Sampling Spoons

Joanne Tinker, Sampling spoons, candy wrapper spoons attached to wooden shelf, inside box frame with museum quality glass. Please contact Woolff gallery with size and price enquiries.

Joanne Tinker, Sampling Spoons
Joanne Tinker, Sampling Spoons

Joanne Tinker, Sampling spoons, candy wrapper spoons attached to wooden shelf, inside box frame with museum quality glass. Please contact Woolff gallery with size and price enquiries.

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Joanne Tinker

'Sampling spoons'

Various sizes, please enquire

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Joanne Tinker

'Sweet Success'

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Joanne Tinker

'Zig Zag Goblets'

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Joanne Tinker

'Vessels'

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Joanne Tinker

'Tunnocks'

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Joanne Tinker

'Sweet Success'

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please enquire

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Joanne Tinker

'Goblets'

Various sizes

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Joanne Tinker

'Goblets'

Various sizes

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Joanne Tinker

'Tribes

70 x 120cm

Sweet foils and candy wrappers

Tiny, miniature goblets and vessels made from brightly-coloured sweet wrappers, minature chairs made from champagne tops, or jewellery and clothing stitched together from tin cans and bottle tops – Tinker's interest in re-using thrown away objects chimes well with these recycled times. 

Her scrapwork clothing and accessories appeared in Dennis Potter's television series Cold Lazarus, and are on permanent display at the Science Museum alongside work from Vivian Westwood. More recently her artwork has appeared at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition 2007, at the New York Museum of Art and Design, and in the White Rabbit Collection, Sydney. Tinker was also recommended in The Miami Herald as one of the top picks for Art Miami/Basel week 2010.

Born in Nottingham (1969) but raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, then Leeds, true to her name Tinker trained to work with metal, earning a first class degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery from Birmingham in 1992. As a child in South Africa she collected fireflies, and the urge to collect stayed with her – she soon tired of working with traditional silver and gold, and instead used found objects - the lurid, saturated colours of soft drink cans, shredded into strips and woven into clothes or jewellery, milk bottle tops, plastic tubing, delicate sweet wrappers and foils.

Tinker's current art draws from her craft background and puts her extraordinary collection of objects, from crayons and biros to bottle tops and matches, to use in new forms – always colourful and surprising.

Tinker lives and works in southwest London.

Please contact the gallery on: info@woolffgallery.co.uk with any enquiries regarding Joanne Tinker's artwork

Click here to download Joanne Tinker 2018 exhibition catalogue

Click here to download Joanne Tinker 2015 exhibition catalogue