John Smith-Jones


Worked for many years in oil and gas development in Canada, Indonesia, and Argentina. During that time had opportunities to travel and experience other cultures, including learning some Indonesian and Spanish.


Bachelor of Fine Arts2008 Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Major: Jewellery and Metals
Bachelor of Science1974University of Saskatchewan
Major: Geology

Juried Exhibitions

2007Vessel as Metaphor, Solo exhibition, Marion Nicoll Gallery +15 Space at Epcor Centre, Calgary, Alberta

Base Elements, Student craft exhibition, Gallery 371, ACAD

Pro Craft a Nation, Metalphoric Association of Metal Artists at ACAD
2006Sparks, Discovery Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, Alberta

Other Exhibitions

2007Open House, Vessels, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
2006Wear Art is Fashion, Wearable Art Performance, Art Central, Calgary, Alberta

Wear Art is Fashion In Print, Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD Open House, Vessels and Wearable Art Photo Exhibition, ACAD,

Open House, Vessels and Wearable Art Photo Exhibition, ACAD

Parlement Lycee Europeen, traveling exhibition in Europe

Impressions, Carbon Media Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2005Metalphoric Association of Metal Artists, Art Space, Calgary, Alberta
2003Handle This, multimedia exhibition on the theme of the cup. ACAD

Reviews and Articles
2007Wear Art is Fashion, Black Dog Design, Calgary, Alberta. Book
2006Impressions: moving the surface, Brain Press, Calgary, Alberta. Book Kathleen Janzen, Kim Johanson, Charles Lewton-Brain, review of “Impressions: Moving the Surface” MAGazine Spring/Summer 2006:10-12.

E. C. Dahlberg, “Exhibition Review Sparks” MAGazine Spring/Summer 2006: 15-16.

Society of North American Goldsmiths, Membership poster


Professional Experience

2007 - Present Instructor, Raised Hollowear, Extended Studies, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

Professional Development, Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

2007 Cythia Eid, Workshop, ACAD

Janis Kerman, seminar, ACAD
2006 Thomas (Tae Kyun) Kim, Raised Hollowear, ACAD, Extended Studies

Kate Wolf, Wax Carving, ACAD
2005 Alan Revere, Bench Tips Workshop, ACAD
2003 Fred J. Woell, Steam Casting, ACAD

Ira Sherman, seminar, ACAD

Jeff de Boer, Small Scale Metal Works, ACAD

Charles Lewton-Brain, Fold Forming, ACAD

Associations and Conferences

Current Metalphoric Association of Metal Artists, Calgary Alberta, member
2007 Invisible/Visible Craft Conference, Calgary, Alberta
2006 Society of North American Goldsmiths, Convention, Chicago, Illinois
2005 Society of North American Goldsmiths, Convention, Cleveland, Ohio