Agnes Jones is a sculptor based in Glasgow who draws in steel to make linear pieces full of character. Translating pen drawings into steel, her work changes this very solid material into something that looks like it has been sketched in the air. From large public art sculptures to garden and homeware commissions, her work can be seen across the UK. 

 

"I have worked as an art blacksmith for ten years now, and have always been led by drawing. Working with line drawing allows me to create pieces that are full of character, movement and narrative, and allows a structural material to seem like I have quickly sketched it in mid-air. I have been exploring how to use line more sparingly and simply, leaving the viewer to fill in form on their own. The location and area around each piece is important as the work is forced to interact with the shapes, movement and feel of a site."

 

Art Societies and Prizes

 

Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

Shortlisted for Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Prize

 

Exhibitions

 

Artist Residency - Draw International, Caylus France

No Expected Outcome - Iota Glasgow

Leaving Home - CAA - Contemporary Applied Arts London

Uppark - Unravelling the Trust Sussex

Natural Flux Bonsai - Brick Lane

Cafe KussKuss - Berlin

Commissions

Mural for Alloa housing association

Hugh MacDiarmid Mural for Langholm art trail

Public art gate commission for St Clement’s Housing Development - Mile End 

Sculptures for the National Trust's Unravelling the Trust at Uppark

Sculpture for The Wright Brothers Oyster bar in Spitalfields

Benches and railings in Little Hollows development, Chelmsford

Staircases in London and Glasgow

Architectural work for the ‘Little Library’ in London Bridge Gibbons Rent

 

Press and Publications

Woman’s Hour interview Radio 4 

‘Rial Talk podcast on Steel

Homes and Interiors Scotland 

Article in Artist Blacksmith Magazine on Blacksmithing in Mali

Dalstonist - ‘Upstart’ Iron Lady 

Gardens Illustrated

 

Quotations

 

"The Little White Rose gives a dose of happiness every time I see it and I think it's an emotive and lovely Creation" - Rose, Langholm

“Agnes Jones has a wonderful illustration style that looks, at first glance loose and whimsical, but is in fact immensely detailed” Art-o-mart

“Best blacksmith in London. Lovely designs” Baroness Glenys Thornton

 

Education

 

Glasgow School of Art - Master of Research Creative Practices 

Hothouse - Crafts Council and New Creative Markets - Cockpit Arts

University of Brighton BA - Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics 2.1

 

 

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